I’m Thomas from the middle of europe.
My testimony in short:
I was brought up Catholic and somehow I was always only interested into two things: God and Electronics/Programming/Security/Server
All I knew as drawing to god was “beeing a good christian”:
- going to mass
- praying the rosary
- reading some verses of the bible
- doing many good works and less bad works
(all work-based and comparing myself with a typical traditional church attender)
In summer 2014, I found so many testimoneys on YouTube (I think I watched ~100 testimonys). So different people whom god revealed himself. At the same time I found an online course where I thought: I’m a good christian, this will be easy. But I was completly overstrained. It was the first time where I was asked to apply Bible Passages and not church doctrine to my life. I listened to a lot of online sermons (so many different good and bad ones) and started attending an so awesome local baptist church (which I found online) the following months. I also really started to read my bible and pray and to think about god and to ask myself: Do I really want to follow him, letting my old flesh die? I decided yes.
At the moment I also have fellowship at a pentecostal youth group. I will probably start a thread with how to deal with theological differences …
What lead me to RZIM Connect?
I watched the video of Francis Chan & Ravi Zacharias where this forum was promoted. I really enjoy to connect with Christians from different locations sharing the same faith in our savior. I also really enjoy getting different views that let me rethink stuff.
How do I want to contribute?
At the moment I am here to learn. Maybe others will also be inspired by my questions and their answers.
Thanks for all the god work you are doing!