Hello folks, welcome to my site. Here I will discuss my thoughts about Christianity.
I started out on my spiritual journey as an Evangelical Baptist, but one who was forever seeking solitude and a greater mystical experience of God. Encouraged by the local ecumenical movement, I have since then experienced acts of praise and worship in various Pentecostal, Unitarian, Anglican, Quaker, Methodist, Orthodox and Catholic churches (and I am not quite sure if this hunger for Christian community-hopping has been fully satisfied yet). From there I joined the Church of England where a weak personal faith soon became stale and then simply nominal. The time eventually came when I abandoned the Church to see if I could serve God via non-Christian and non-Abrahamic faiths.
Whilst studying a course on the afterlife beliefs of various religions, though, I encountered something which renewed my hunger for the Christian message. And rather than this rejuvenation coming about as a direct result of the lecturer’s teachings, it resulted from a simple question posed by one of the students: Do you think that we are living in Purgatory now?” That was in early 2017, and ever since then my musings on the Christian faith have escalated. Soon, just like the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32), I abandoned my search and returned to the Church. But since returning I have felt the continual need to move forward in faith, and not return to the complacency and non-productiveness of the past. Throughout my spiritual journey I have tended to make excuses for – and even delighted in – neglecting my duty in regard to the Great Commission:
“Go…to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples: baptize
them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them
to obey everything I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20 GNB).
This is not negotiable!!! There is no option to say “no”. Past experience has taught me that if a Christian is to live in society then they must be evangelically active in order for their faith to grow. (Maybe this will mean one day relinquishing membership of the Church of England and fully embracing Pentecostalism.) Now, I am convinced that every legally (Rom. 13:1-7; Titus 3:1; 1 Pet. 2:13-14) available avenue for evangelism must be trod. I feel that one of the options available to me is this blog. Through this I hope to:
- Reach a number of those who do not know Christ or the love that He came to share; and indeed that which He still shares with us (have you noticed how happy His followers can be?), and
- Create a forum for debate (because, if I’m honest, I am an amateur who may well be clinging to doctrines that serve no purpose for the evangelist – or maybe I have ideas that can enhance your own faith).
So please feel free to leave comments about my work. I would be most grateful for any criticism, be it positive or negative, and I will reply as soon as possible. At times I do feel that the Spirit of Christ is with me, but I still need to grow in faith as much as anyone else. So I ask you: please, may we grow together?
Thank you for visiting my site and I hope you enjoy the journey. Peace be with you,