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Underwhosewings

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Jan 19, 2023
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#21
I’m not wedded to any particular denomination but I am interested in Bible based worship as I am not sure about the catholic part anymore
Yes, we are Bible based also,
Not denominational.
1 Timothy 3:15 KJV
But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in
the house of God,
which is the church of the living God,
the pillar and ground of the truth.
 

Abigail97

Active member
May 5, 2022
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#22
Hi all

I joined this group seeking Christian fellowship

I was born into Christianity however as I got older I found that I was more interested in the world. Generally been an atheist since and developed a habit with weed. Still during this time I was fairly successful at work and over covid isolation got more and more into weed.

When I was young I was heavily involved in the Catholic Church but when my mother found a new partner he did what he could to ridicule my beliefs and prevent me going to church so I drifted away. I always remember how important God was to me when I was young.

Every time I really struggle I need God and run back to him, only to return to the world once the crisis has past

So now again I am really struggling and have returned to God and prayer. The reason I am struggling is because of my weed addiction and now I am in a lot of trouble at work

I’m super depressed and wanted to kill myself but found solace in the word and have been use Gods word to help me cope. I listen to prayers and scripture each day and night as it salves my soul

I have tried to focus on following the commandments in full and obeying gods word as never before. I am trying to rebuild my faith secretly as no one in my life would understand.

I never thought I’d be able to quit weed and normally if you do the insomnia is crazy however for some reason I managed to quit cold Turkey over a
10 days ago with not much issue which is amazing given how addicted I was. Last time I tried this I count sleep for days and relapsed pretty quickly.

So I want to change my life and have no one in my life to share my faith with. I’m not wedded to any particular denomination but I am interested in Bible based worship as I am not sure about the catholic part anymore

Hoping to find fellowship
Happy for your testimony 🙂
I pray God perfects all that concerns your life, and walk with Him... Amen.

I'll recommend Paul Washer to you.
He is one preacher👌
You can start from His messages which speak on God's love, then go🙏 on from there...

God Bless You
 

Mosie

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May 30, 2022
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#23
Hello Matt and welcome! I just joined myself today. God loves you so very much and is clearly working in your life. I will pray for you. God Bless! Sara
 

Matt7711

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Aug 30, 2023
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#24
Hello Matt and welcome! I just joined myself today. God loves you so very much and is clearly working in your life. I will pray for you. God Bless! Sara
Hey please pray for me to be a good Christian and have gratitude because since then everything has been going well.

Since my initial post everything worked out fine. But it has highlighted the purpose of Jesus and I came to a better understanding of faith.

By placing my worry in Jesus and faith in God everything worked out better than I could have expected. It’s a good lesson in how to place your faith in Jesus for me and far better than worrying

It proved to me how faith can mentally prepare us and prevent us from despair, I prayed daily for guidance and support and it was received. I have a tonne to be grateful for.

The Devil is a lion seeking to devour the unwary, as long as we look to Lord Jesus in faith we are invincible

This post came at a good time, when things go well and enjoy the bounties of this world, but to remember the treasures we need are in heaven
 
Sep 26, 2023
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Dear Matt,

You have the power to quit smoking weed .
If you truly want it you can do it.
When you feel down always remind yourself that better experiences are coming .

Greetings , Alysha
 

oyster67

Senior Member
May 24, 2014
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#26
Hi all

I joined this group seeking Christian fellowship

I was born into Christianity however as I got older I found that I was more interested in the world. Generally been an atheist since and developed a habit with weed. Still during this time I was fairly successful at work and over covid isolation got more and more into weed.

When I was young I was heavily involved in the Catholic Church but when my mother found a new partner he did what he could to ridicule my beliefs and prevent me going to church so I drifted away. I always remember how important God was to me when I was young.

Every time I really struggle I need God and run back to him, only to return to the world once the crisis has past

So now again I am really struggling and have returned to God and prayer. The reason I am struggling is because of my weed addiction and now I am in a lot of trouble at work

I’m super depressed and wanted to kill myself but found solace in the word and have been use Gods word to help me cope. I listen to prayers and scripture each day and night as it salves my soul

I have tried to focus on following the commandments in full and obeying gods word as never before. I am trying to rebuild my faith secretly as no one in my life would understand.

I never thought I’d be able to quit weed and normally if you do the insomnia is crazy however for some reason I managed to quit cold Turkey over a
10 days ago with not much issue which is amazing given how addicted I was. Last time I tried this I count sleep for days and relapsed pretty quickly.

So I want to change my life and have no one in my life to share my faith with. I’m not wedded to any particular denomination but I am interested in Bible based worship as I am not sure about the catholic part anymore

Hoping to find fellowship
I am so glad you came, dear friend. First thing you need to know is that Jesus loves you. He wants us all to admit our weakness and inability to help ourselves. Only He can lift us out of that miry pit of sin. Let Him do it today. We would like to be your new family.

Welcome.

Psalms 40:2
“He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.”
 

oyster67

Senior Member
May 24, 2014
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#27
Hello Matt and welcome! I just joined myself today. God loves you so very much and is clearly working in your life. I will pray for you. God Bless! Sara
A warm welcome to you also, Sara.
 

Mosie

Active member
May 30, 2022
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#28
Thank you! I really love the fellowship here! God Bless!
 
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#29
Hi all

I joined this group seeking Christian fellowship

I was born into Christianity however as I got older I found that I was more interested in the world. Generally been an atheist since and developed a habit with weed. Still during this time I was fairly successful at work and over covid isolation got more and more into weed.

When I was young I was heavily involved in the Catholic Church but when my mother found a new partner he did what he could to ridicule my beliefs and prevent me going to church so I drifted away. I always remember how important God was to me when I was young.

Every time I really struggle I need God and run back to him, only to return to the world once the crisis has past

So now again I am really struggling and have returned to God and prayer. The reason I am struggling is because of my weed addiction and now I am in a lot of trouble at work

I’m super depressed and wanted to kill myself but found solace in the word and have been use Gods word to help me cope. I listen to prayers and scripture each day and night as it salves my soul

I have tried to focus on following the commandments in full and obeying gods word as never before. I am trying to rebuild my faith secretly as no one in my life would understand.

I never thought I’d be able to quit weed and normally if you do the insomnia is crazy however for some reason I managed to quit cold Turkey over a
10 days ago with not much issue which is amazing given how addicted I was. Last time I tried this I count sleep for days and relapsed pretty quickly.

So I want to change my life and have no one in my life to share my faith with. I’m not wedded to any particular denomination but I am interested in Bible based worship as I am not sure about the catholic part anymore

Hoping to find fellowship
Hi, and this is where it all starts,
"I was born into Christianity however as I got older I found that I was more interested in the world." Is what you wrote, And, the question people must continue to ask themselves is, (Where does the desires of my heart lay?) (Is it with the world, and all the temporary that will pass away, or is it "eternal" with wanting to know and please God?) I asked a person, "Can a person be addicted to cocaine and also be a Christian?" At first they replied no, but then said, "I don't know.", which was wisdom of their years. The answer is yes. God accepts us as we are, and gradually changes us from the inside out to reflect His righteous character. It would seem that people who claim to be Christians all their life would be the ones who reflect His righteous Character the most, but obviously, that is not true. True relationships require, trust, reliance, and love, and none of those can we do, except that the Holy Spirit lives through us, just as Jesus described that He is the vine, we are the branch, but it is the Holy Spirit that produces the fruit. Long story short, keep your heart with all diligence for out of it are the issues of life. Proverbs 4:23-27, and work out your own salvation for it is God who causes us to both to will and do His good pleasure, Philippians 2:12. Do that and you will be living a Christian life, despite the giving into the desires of the flesh. I say that because once a person repents they are forgiven, and the desires of the flesh merely become stumbling blocks to the new desires of our heart, and that there is only two ways a person can become "unsaved", one is by "apathy", being half hearted about loving God, the other is to outright turn the back on God and walk away. But, Do the scriptures that I quoted you, and you will be relying on God, instead of yourself, to fulfill His righteousness in you because of the His umbrella of grace, and do that to remember you must rely and depend on His mercy, and "new Covenant" of grace of salvation to keep you a child of God.
 

Adstar

Senior Member
Jul 24, 2016
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#30
Hi all

I joined this group seeking Christian fellowship

I was born into Christianity however as I got older I found that I was more interested in the world. Generally been an atheist since and developed a habit with weed. Still during this time I was fairly successful at work and over covid isolation got more and more into weed.

When I was young I was heavily involved in the Catholic Church but when my mother found a new partner he did what he could to ridicule my beliefs and prevent me going to church so I drifted away. I always remember how important God was to me when I was young.

Every time I really struggle I need God and run back to him, only to return to the world once the crisis has past

So now again I am really struggling and have returned to God and prayer. The reason I am struggling is because of my weed addiction and now I am in a lot of trouble at work

I’m super depressed and wanted to kill myself but found solace in the word and have been use Gods word to help me cope. I listen to prayers and scripture each day and night as it salves my soul

I have tried to focus on following the commandments in full and obeying gods word as never before. I am trying to rebuild my faith secretly as no one in my life would understand.

I never thought I’d be able to quit weed and normally if you do the insomnia is crazy however for some reason I managed to quit cold Turkey over a
10 days ago with not much issue which is amazing given how addicted I was. Last time I tried this I count sleep for days and relapsed pretty quickly.

So I want to change my life and have no one in my life to share my faith with. I’m not wedded to any particular denomination but I am interested in Bible based worship as I am not sure about the catholic part anymore

Hoping to find fellowship
I hope you start reading the New Testament.. I hope you start growing in the knowledge of salvation and that Gods Holy Spirit will move you onto the right path unto Eternal life with Him..

This place will often provide you will a lot of answers to questions you may have about the Gospel message.. Note not all the answers will be correct.. But that's where the ball lands in your court ( to use a tennis saying) You will need to take what ever answers you are given and use the Bible to see if the answers conflict with Biblical teachings..

Oh and i was a catholic before i became a Bible based Christian.. I am Glad a friend at work gifted me a Bible to read, I am glad God gave me the perseverance to read it all and the Holy Spirit for moving me onto the right Way.. There is so much deception out there.. So many Bible twisting doctrines of demons.. So beware and walk circumspectly because satan like a ravenous lion is seeking to devour you.. Let me look up that verse and see how close i got to it..

Found it::

1 Peter 5:
8 "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:"

Pretty close.. :)