I've been a visitor of ATS for months, but never bothered to post. I don't remember how I found the site, but I check it daily. I'll be explaining
how I got to where I am in life now.
In around 2009 or so, I heard of the 2012 theories. In May 2011, I heard about Harold Camping's rapture prediction. I was gullible enough to believe
it. I was raised in a catholic home with parents who eventually stopped going to church due to certain theological differences which I do not wish to
discuss at this time.
After figuring out that Camping's predictions were false, I decided to seek out the true word of God. My parents had never given me a Bible to read
and I hadn't been to church in years. Sometime in late 2011, I started reading Revelation and since then desired to learn the truth about the
horrible, corrupt society that we live in. As a younger kid, and even now, I have never had a girlfriend and have always been a relatively shy and
academically smart person. I was drawn to the book of Matthew, being the first book of the New Testament, in December 2011. I learned that lust is
adultery, and that has been what finally put me on the path to overcoming Satan.
I had always considered myself a catholic, since that is what my parents told me. I soon learned that the pope is not God's avatar on earth and
sometime around spring 2012, denounced catholicism. I have not told my parents this since. I tell them about many conspiracies, but never about the
After leaving catholicism, I considered myself a protestant. My English teacher from 9th grade was a nondenominational pastor and led me to realize
that there should be no divisions among the Church. I am now nondenominational as well and seek out the Bible as well as alternative media to find as
much of the truth as possible about society. I have researched some apocryphal books and determined that they contain some truths, but that is a
story for another day.
I have finally interpreted Jesus's teachings on lust to be denouncing favoritism as a whole. I seek to turn the US into a place where people do not
judge each other. I know the end times are here and I want as many people as possible to be saved. Unfortunately, the churches do not care about
this and ATS is one of the few places where I can find beliefs so far apart from the mainstream. Many of my posts will probably be in the two
religion sections, but I have also taken an interest in politics and will probably post in those threads as well.
I look forward to communicating with all of you, Christian or not. I have respect for other religions as well, just as Jesus had respect for
everybody. Please note that despite my young age, my beliefs are not consistent with those of my parents.
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