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Golden-Ratio

Thinking of turning to God!

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Hi everyone,

 

Hope you all are doing great!

 

So, I just came back from an holiday visiting family over the other side of the world. Most of them are Christians and this trip has made me realise how uneducated I am when it comes to religion and Christianity 😞

 

I went to a catholic school in the UK but I took the wrong path in my youth and ended up getting into crime, getting kicked out of school etc and so my knowledge of Christianity has always been based on heresay and not the bible itself! 

 

Cutting a long story short I managed to turn my life around and now at 26 I have a degree and a very good career. I have always known in my heart of hearts that something much bigger and more powerful than me was responsible for my change in attitude. I’m beginning to think this could possibly have been guidance from God. 

 

I have done some bad things in the past which I am deeply sorry for and it upsets me knowing I have hurt certain people with my actions 🙁

 

However, I believe I am a good person and I feel like I have been guided towards Christianity in order to fully become my true self. 

 

I started reading the bible this week and found genesis hard to read. My uncle suggests I start with the book of John and then move on to acts. Is this a good place to start? I’d love to get some advice on how I can begin my journey. 

 

I want to learn with an open mind and then when I feel educated enough I can make a well informed decision. I am hoping I resonate with the bibles teachings! 

 

I just feel a bit overwhelmed and don’t really know how to begin with attempting this potential change.

 

Any input is greatly appreciated! 

 

Regards 

Golden

 

 

 

 

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Hello and welcome GR

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Welcome ! The Book of John is a good read. 🙂  A good place to start. 

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10 minutes ago, Golden-Ratio said:

I started reading the bible this week and found genesis hard to read. My uncle suggests I start with the book of John and then move on to acts. Is this a good place to start? I’d love to get some advice on how I can begin my journey. 

First, welcome. Second, John is a great place to begin reading. It is actually my favorite book of the Bible. Let us know how we can help you!

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Welcome to the forum.  When you start reading the Bible it is probably better to start with the New Testament but don't neglect reading the Old later.  Knowing what the Old Testament teaches will help you to understand the New better.

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