Thanks for the greetings. Yes, I probably joined in January this year as I had my eyes opened in December 2011 to the truth of His love for me. Previous to that I went through a long period of searching and giving up, searching and giving up, even despaired of life, almost di the job on myself a few times..ugly dark times! The the light broke through at my darkest moment. I read an article by Daniel Yordy called "Must we repent of Augustine?" http://www.dyordy.com/Kingdom/9.MustWeRepentofAugustine
I knew very little of the man. But God had been preparing me before I read that. I had come to the place (again)where I recognised that I must have tares planted in my field, lies(snakes) in the grass.
I asked God to expose them and remove them. I asked Him why His love did not seem to be doing much in me and all this anger and self hatred.
First thing he did was bring me to the place of confessing some stuff to my wife. Conscience clear, phew!
Then about 3 days later I was reminded of a Preston Eby article I read about 12 months previous to this. I had seen that he seemed to be saying that Hell is not what the church says and eternity and all that. I had put it away, thinking the guy is a heretic!
So having been reminded by the Spirit I looked his site up - http://www.kingdombiblestudies.org/savior/SOW1.htm
and read it all from scratch! It is about 450 A4 pages long!
Then I read Hope beyond Hell and heaps of articles abd books on here.
The stumbling stones were taken out of my heart, the path was clear. God's love poured forth and we were so amazed by Him.