I feel like I have lived under a rock, I have never heard of a ministry who taught the Love of God. I have been taught that God is love, but also that God was also a great punisher and would send me to hell, if I didn't measure up. It has been a very confusing part of my path in life, that I have struggled from my teens to understand.
Intuitively, I never believed that. Over the years I have had many questions regarding the Love of God, that I took to others. It most instantly turned into a heated debate over my questioning. I just couldn't buy that God would pick and choose who He loved and who He decided there was no hope for. Love is love is love.
I actually found this forum, from another forum, I have been reading and sent a message to one of the members there, who referred me to this website.
I was so very impressed by the people (on the other forum) who share that God is Love. I am so very impressed by the usage of not just reading words, but going back, as far as you could go, to the original translations and understanding that words changed when they go from one language to another. Understand the the meaning of each word, as much as possible.
I was very fortunate in my life, that when I was in my early 20's (over 20 years ago) I ran across someone in my life who pointed out why we needed to research, research and research. How important that is to our Faith, to know the Truth of the Word. Unfortunately, I have let that research go by the wayside in my walk because I have never been around like minded people and have just become discouraged as being the only one.
I am just at the very beginning of my journey now.
I cannot tell you how very thankful I am to have found you all.