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Post by wrain62 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:42 am

movie comes out 2012
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Post by DannyM » Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:53 pm

Echoside wrote:I was raised Christian by my mother, but never understood it. I grew out of it in my teen years, as she had a very simple (not incorrect) faith that my strictly logically inclined brain couldn't comprehend. I had read plenty of philosophy books, articles, etc. and took a very naturalistic approach to things. Looking back I am sad that such a young person was exposed to a very one sided view of the world. I was, and have always been an intellectual, and I thought I was doing the intelligent thing by dismissing religion.

I came to this site when I was around 15 years old. I vividly remember taking that quiz involving how much of the knowledge of the universe I had. And frustrated as I was to admit it, many of the articles dismissing atheistic criticisms of Christianity made a lot of sense. I think this is the time where I became an honest seeker, I laid down my barriers and became an agnostic in search of truth. Maybe not completely, but an effort was made.

A couple years later I joined the forum. I asked a few questions, usually reserving myself to read what others had to say on a variety of topics. My respect grew for many members of this site, and the faith. I think Jac3510 was a big part of this, as I had never seen philosophical, logical material in defense of Christianity. It's unfortunate that he is not here to read this. I read material on other sites, and one time WLC was mentioned. Every once in a while I still go to reasonable faith to listen to a podcast.

More recently, a few weeks ago I had a discussion about Christianity with my grandfather. To this day he is still one of most intelligent people I've ever met. I found myself smiling as many of the things we talked about were topics I've seen addressed on this site. And I think I began to realise then that I may have been wrong this whole time. Sitting there, agreeing with him on many points was like a slap across the back of the head. What exactly was I objecting to?

Ever since then my mind and emotions have been in fast forward. Last night I feel like I jumped off a cliff, and before I hit the ground was embraced by something so far beyond myself that it' s flooded every aspect of my being. I feel happier than I have in a very long time, I feel like dark glasses have been removed from my eyes and I'm seeing unhindered.

I wanted just to say thank you to everyone. I may have disagreed with things you all have said in the past, and probably also the future. But as a new brother in Christ, I would feel privelaged to join the family, if you would have me :D

Thank you, I can't express how much these years have meant. :cloud9:
This is, quite simply, a beautiful thing, Echo. It has made my day, a day I thought couldn't get any better.

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Post by Canuckster1127 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:05 pm

Echo, I rejoice with you and am so glad to know first that you've made this tremendous step foward in your life. That we've had a small part of it on this board fills me with joy as well, as we don't always know if and how it positively impacts people. Thanks for the encouragement of sharing this with us.
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Post by kmr » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:15 pm

Praise the Lord! Welcome, Echoside!

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Post by StMonicaGuideMe » Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:29 pm

Glory be to God! This is so overwhelming and truly a Christmas miracle. A thousand angels most likely rejoiced at your conversion of heart. May the Holy Spirit continue to work in and through you, Echo.
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Post by wrain62 » Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:33 pm

Joshua
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Post by DannyM » Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:37 pm

wrain62 wrote:Joshua
Where?
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Post by wrain62 » Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:59 pm

Somewhere on this forum. I will look for him.
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Post by DRDS » Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:12 am

This is great, I've seen so many wonderful things that have helped and blessed me here and this is certainly one of the best things I've seen here. Great to see you following Christ Echoside. :ebiggrin:

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Post by CeT-To » Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:07 am

God bless you Joshua :D welcome to everlasting life with God, may God always have his eyes on you!

Thanks be unto God!
But joy and happiness in you to all who seek you! Let them ceaselessly cry,"Great is Yahweh" who love your saving power. Psalm 40:16

I Praise you Yahweh, my Lord, my God!!!!!

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Post by MarcusOfLycia » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:44 pm

Totally missed this post and want to apologize! That is amazing!

Thank you for being honest, open, and thoughtful on this forum. It's been great reading what you have to say. :)
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