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Hello, the greatest battle is lack of support & accepting support. Thanks.
I tried to start a Conversation with you last night but the CFnet software wouldn't let me post it. I've saved on an email so I'll try again this morning.

That's the very issue I addressed in the Conversation.

Blessings,
Oz
 
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Hello and welcome aboard the CF Train to Glory.
I'm one of the local local agitators for livihg a life for the Christ, a.k.a. a Holy Life. It's not as scary as it sounds because there are not so many rules as there are in any religion. Living the Holy Life has to do with a great deal of love, and the pertenent Rules cannot be kept by any being this world ever produced, save Jesus and He made it only so He could he the required sacrifice that was needed for the world to e saved.

I was raised like yourself but with sex as our god, a rotten, r0tten household. Now I am 73 and living right up until our LORD punches my ticket and boards me onto tyhe Flory Bound Express. My teachings come directly from the scriptures with life application examples from what I know best, my own life, both in the Army and on the stage.

I pray God completely takes over your life to use you in Hisw Service.
 
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I tried to start a Conversation with you last night but the CFnet software wouldn't let me post it. I've saved on an email so I'll try again this morning.

That's the very issue I addressed in the Conversation.

Blessings,
Oz
Hi there, thanks for your message. I was able to see it and replied. I think I need a little time before I open up so much.
 
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Hello. I'm new here. I struggled to answer the question in registration of whether I'm a Christian or not. I chose "no" because I don't want to claim something that I don't fully identify with.

I was raised Roman Catholic and attended church fairly consistently until I was 10 years old but outside of church was not raised in a loving family with true Christian values. I was in a very abusive household and asked God to help me. I prayed a lot. The help never came, instead life got worse & I felt betrayed and unloved by God so I lost my trust in God. In my early 30's I started to actively seek deeper connection again and turned to various sources including ancient shamanic practices, plant medicines, "new age" and so on. I received guidance but still felt alone and isolated in that world. I have recently been guided to follow Christ's teachings and have read small sections of the Bible, listened to some bible studies and sermons online. I'm feeling very confused through this time, because I truly don't know how to trust God.

I have been ill most of my life in addition to everything else and have now become disabled and am not working and do not have a support system. I am alone most of the time and struggle intensely with social anxiety, so most of my social interaction and learning is online now. I just want to heal. I feel I was born into such an abusive isolating situation and fell into mental bondage and have not been able to break free whether I follow Christ or not.

When I look at the state of the world right now, the cults popping up, the chaos, racial tensions, violence, pollution, disease and everything in the world I feel hopeless. I'm glad to have found this forum and hope to make some friends here. That is my story so far. I pray for transformation in my life, on the deepest level. Thank you.
I recognize a lot of your story from my own life. I too suffered abuse. But I never felt betrayed by a religion, as none had been presented to me. There was emptiness, and hopelessness. Growing up, getting older it was nothing but work, and fending for myself. Today I am married to the most wonderful man. He has faith. But he is very private about it. We never talk about it.

I too wish to find something deeper, something that would add that thing I guess everyone is searching for, the meaning of being here maybe. And all those questions, starting with; why me? To be able to talk about doubts, questions and loneliness might help us both. I sincerely hope you will find the answers, and the comfort, you are looking for.
 

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Hello. I'm new here. I struggled to answer the question in registration of whether I'm a Christian or not. I chose "no" because I don't want to claim something that I don't fully identify with.

I was raised Roman Catholic and attended church fairly consistently until I was 10 years old but outside of church was not raised in a loving family with true Christian values. I was in a very abusive household and asked God to help me. I prayed a lot. The help never came, instead life got worse & I felt betrayed and unloved by God so I lost my trust in God. In my early 30's I started to actively seek deeper connection again and turned to various sources including ancient shamanic practices, plant medicines, "new age" and so on. I received guidance but still felt alone and isolated in that world. I have recently been guided to follow Christ's teachings and have read small sections of the Bible, listened to some bible studies and sermons online. I'm feeling very confused through this time, because I truly don't know how to trust God.

I have been ill most of my life in addition to everything else and have now become disabled and am not working and do not have a support system. I am alone most of the time and struggle intensely with social anxiety, so most of my social interaction and learning is online now. I just want to heal. I feel I was born into such an abusive isolating situation and fell into mental bondage and have not been able to break free whether I follow Christ or not.

When I look at the state of the world right now, the cults popping up, the chaos, racial tensions, violence, pollution, disease and everything in the world I feel hopeless. I'm glad to have found this forum and hope to make some friends here. That is my story so far. I pray for transformation in my life, on the deepest level. Thank you.
Hi and welcome to CF! Your story is one God has caused me to encounter many times. What you KNOW, for a fact, is that the devil is real. You have tangible evidence of this.

What we here will tell you is that God is every bit as real, and FAR greater! We all look forward to you discovering His reality, as only He can reveal to you. All we know is that it will be very good! We'll need you to fill us in on the details :)

Also, the masculine pronouns? That's not a thing, just a limitation of English. Wisdom is portrayed as a woman; yes, God's own Wisdom. In other instances the original language also uses the feminine to refer to God. A healthy way of thinking about this is "God created them male AND female." God's image could not be represented in our species by the male alone. There should be absolutely NO misogyny in Christianity, which started out marvelously egalitarian. Yes we're all aware of the history to the contrary; don't let that torment you please!
God is good ...
 

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I've been through some very dramatic (spiritual) experiences but still have not found my truth. I've lost hope for that. Just trying to get by now.
This is some of THE best possible news! With "your" truth gone, you are free to embrace God's.

This is one of the deep principles of Scripture!
 

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Nice responses guys, I really like them but just so you know, this member is no longer here.
 

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Ack, now I feel very silly. How can you tell they're not here anymore?







That's alright and it's because they personally told me about it. I'm on another forum as well as this one now and that's where they are. But yeah don't feel bad, you didn't know.