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Offline GraceUponGrace

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Hello, My name is Chris and I was born and raised in Lancaster, Pa. (yes, Amish country) My background is Anabaptist on both sides and for the first 30 years of my life, I ran from Jesus and rejected my Christian upbringing. I committed my life to Christ after my first visit to a Laodicean/Sardis type Church and after a few years of struggling in fleshly works, finally began to seek the Holy Spirit. After about 9 months, I had an encounter with the Holy Spirit and have been consumed with a desire to know YHWH in every way possible. My wife and I felt lead to leave our carnal church to receive spiritual wisdom and guidance just over a year ago and have been on a path unlike any we ever experienced before...Now I am at a place of continuing to unlearn false doctrine and rebuild my foundation on the Lord Jesus Christ alone, the only sure foundation and not man's doctrine. I found this website by daily online search of deep Biblical topics, trusting the Holy Spirit to guide me.

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Welcome Chris. I was born in Pennsylvania too. I always wondered what my dad was talking about when he said "Pennsylvania Dutch," but now I know. You may have been chosen to minister to those folks because you're familiar with their tradition. It's good you were guided to this site. You're going to find diverse opinions about various doctrines, but most agree that God is the savior of all mankind and all on earth and in the heavens will be reconciled to God through Christ because that is what scripture says. I was raised to be prejudiced against the English too but not because I was Amish. I'm half Irish and always identified more with that half than the English half. My dad once said, if he was in Ireland, he would have been in the IRA. I think it's sad those folks kill each other over what most of us outside that country think is religion even though it's more complicated than that. My 90 year old dad is a die hard Catholic, but I left the church at a young age. It took me some time to go through church withdrawal too, and, like you, I was guided by holy spirit to a website about universal reconciliation that changed my life. I was mad at the church for never telling me the truth in scripture, but then I realized that was because it was just trying to preserve its worldly power over its followers using fear instead of sharing God's love. I wasn't familiar with scripture when I was young because church tradition is what the Catholic Church pushes not scripture. Even after I had a epiphany causing me to realize God really does speak to us through scripture, I didn't know about the intentional mistranslation in the popular versions. It wasn't until I got mysteriously bounced to that website about universal reconciliation that I began to learn about that. When I first started reading about universal reconciliation, I thought it had to be fraudulent information like lots of believers say it is these days, but the more I read about it trying to disprove it, the more I began to realize it must be true. Like I said I got mad at the church when I finally came to believe it, but then I felt sorry for those in the church who are deceived by its doctrine. I've spent some time debating some atheists and church folks online, and I've gotten just as much hate from both of them. I understand why they feel that way, and I forgive them in their ignorance. It can be frustrating dealing with that, but I think we all need to learn to think for ourselves when we're adults. Some folks just prefer to let others tell them what to believe, but I'd rather be an outsider with a knowledge of the truth than to be socializing with folks who are deceived. I think you made the right choice, brother. Here's another good website for you to visit. http://concordant.org/ God bless you and your family.

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Hello, My name is Chris and I was born and raised in Lancaster, Pa. (yes, Amish country) My background is Anabaptist on both sides and for the first 30 years of my life, I ran from Jesus and rejected my Christian upbringing. I committed my life to Christ after my first visit to a Laodicean/Sardis type Church and after a few years of struggling in fleshly works, finally began to seek the Holy Spirit. After about 9 months, I had an encounter with the Holy Spirit and have been consumed with a desire to know YHWH in every way possible. My wife and I felt lead to leave our carnal church to receive spiritual wisdom and guidance just over a year ago and have been on a path unlike any we ever experienced before...Now I am at a place of continuing to unlearn false doctrine and rebuild my foundation on the Lord Jesus Christ alone, the only sure foundation and not man's doctrine. I found this website by daily online search of deep Biblical topics, trusting the Holy Spirit to guide me.

KooL!! ..all of it!! (Awesome, actually!) Welcome to Tentmaker Forum! Love and blessings to you and your wife! :hiya:
- Is it written? no repentance after death? if resurrected still in ones sins (2nd Resurrection) will be weeping and wailing? Holy Days - Trumpets, Atonement, Tabernacles prophecy the three peaks of His long 2nd advent? Is weeping & wailing the beginning of the redemptive process?
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   Greetings and salutations Grace upon Grace !!! :welcome:
 
   Chris  ,  I hope you enjoy your time here at the Tentmaker   site and forum  ! 
 
Rose  :icon_flower:

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Welcome, Chris.  :thumbsup:
I was born in Baptist country (S. Mississippi). Not Amish, but not much better, either - maybe worse.
I left the Baptist church last year.
Like Tom Said,
It took me some time to go through church withdrawal too, and, like you, I was guided by holy spirit to a website about universal reconciliation that changed my life.
I have been judged, condemned, unfriended, scolded, put down upon, talked about, and jabbed.
But it is all worth it.
I am now closer to the Lord than ever before, and I have gained much truth - relative to where I was (of course, I by NO means claim to be all-knowing or wise).
It is difficult to let go of religion and grasp the truth of Yahweh and his Word.
The Spirit has led me along the pathway, and I will NEVER go back to the darkness :eek: of eternal torment doctrine again! :declare:

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Amen, brother.