I have been raised ina Christian home (Church of God) and tried several times through my young life to be a christian. I recently was almost killed in a accident working at home. This was my “come to Jesus” moment for sure. I have been delivered from a foul mouth, and from a 30 year smoking habit. It was like a switch was turned off inside me when I gave my life to Christ. So, with that said, I am having a very hard time knowing what and who to believe.
See, I’m not able to comprehend KJV bible very well. Nor can I sit and read it for long. I am a visual and hand on learner. I have been told and am considered to be highly intelligent, just not when it comes to the bible.
My first question is: What other versions are OK for me to read? I do use the Blue Letter Bible, which allows me to have 2 different versions open at same time and side by side.
Second question: With my method of learning, I watch a lot of YouTube pastors and such. But once in awhile ALL of them have preached something that made me take a step back. Even John Hagee. So with the bible warning us to beware of false doctrines and prophets and teachers etc, I am overly paranoid. To the point where I can’t find a Church to attend, and I SO miss the fellowship.
Ironically, I live in Powder Springs, no too far from Ravi. But I do not like impersonal large Churches. I want one with like 50-100 people tops lol. Not that large ones are bad, I just like small churches.
Anyway, I have watched dozens of Ravi’s videos and so far he is only one that never made me hesitate in his teaching. So I pray I can trust what ever advice any of you can offer me to help me in my journey with Christ. I pray many times a day and always ask for guidance and knowledge. He’s being difficult at the moment LOL.
God bless and thank you in advance for any advice.