Before coming to Christ and for most of my adult life, I had negative views about organized church and the trustworthiness of the Bible. My background is–I grew up Catholic; and was very confused and ignorant about the Trinity. I pictured the Father as a strict supernatural being, and I had no understanding of who the Holy Spirit, nor who Jesus really was or is. Sure, I would pray once awhile, usually when I wanted something, or was suffering and in a bad situation. I had no concept of Jesus as our mediator; therefore, I could not comprehend God as Triune. As a result, I did not know who I was, nor the extent of my depravation, sinful nature, and deceiving heart. And it showed in how I lived.
There have been a few starts and stops concerning reading the Bible; however, and for reasons I do not know, I was motivated to read the entire Bible. I realized ‘what’ this world truly is and ‘whose’ it is; my values, beliefs, and thoughts were changing. Today, I have a different attitude about church and about the Bible, so much so, that eventually I attained a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies. My purpose for returning to school was to learn about God so that I can be equipped to explain and defend Jesus and why He is the One True God. Salvation is through faith in Jesus Christ only.
“…always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect…” (1 Peter 3:15 ESV)
My sanctification has nothing to do with what I have done, but rather everything to do with what God has done. It is due to the Holy Spirit’s power in restoring grace that I have come to finally learn and comprehend the Trinity. It is because of His grace and mercy that I have made Jesus Christ my Savior and Lord – thank you and I hope this blog helps anyone seeking the truth!