Thanks. I'm starting to see that. Christianity just seems to be the one word that is to bring all believers together. And if someone asks what I believe I'd thought it would be easier to say I'm Christian. Of course that was before I joined this forum and read how much conflict there is among those who do that now.
YOu just need to do what you feel is right always, regardless of what others may say,however disagreements are not always a problem, its how we learn.
I agree with you there.
Debating can be beneficial, and as long as we agree on the basics of our faith(which most here do) then thats the most important thing.
I'm all for debate it just seems that there is a lot of personal back and forth and belittling that goes on when discussing doctrine and the like.
I'm here because the name caught my attention. Grace centered.
When I hear about Jesus and God and salvation what is said is that it is by Gods grace that we are saved. It is that and that this community purports in the name to be centered on that that caught my attention.
What I'm about is starting at the mouth of the road that I was led to by this inner calling to find Jesus there. And I know the sign post says that road is all about faith in him and salvation. It is all the little side roads that I'm finding people here discussing that make it confusing. Conditional stuff, unconditional stuff. Holy spirit abiding before someone repents because that is what leads them to that. Holy spirit coming in after baptism as with Christ when he was baptized by John.
I figure at this point if Jesus led me to seek him I may just be better off tuning in and letting him take the wheel down that road as I use the bible as the GPS.
There is a lot of confusion here in that argument stuff and even in debate that makes it hard for this one who is new to the whole deal to fathom. Jesus is suppose to be the prince of peace and here is a group of grace centered people who aren't at peace discussing Jesus.
I thank you all for your indulgence. I'll stick around and see what I see. I hope you all work things out too.