I directly copied this first blog post from the “About Me” part of my profile. I never wanted to write a blog, but it is something that I haven’t been able to get out of my head, so I’m pretty sure it’s God asking me to do it. 🙂
“After spending my teens and early twenties in a cultish sub-group of Christianity known as IBLP and ATI (If you Google these terms, you will most likely find articles about how the founder, Bill Gothard, recently resigned due to sexual harassment charges.), I began a journey to leave behind the legalism I was raised with and find the real God of the real Bible. What I discovered still surprises me!
This blog is just some of my thoughts and a few of my journeys as I uncover a glimpse of the God who created the universe and loved us, his little creations, enough to die for us. This God has been terribly misrepresented by people who don’t really know him and haven’t really read his book. I’m not saying I’m smarter or wiser or have all the answers. But, I have met him and gotten to know him over the past fifteen years.
Paul, the man God used to write 1 Corinthians says in chapter 1 verse 23 and 25, “but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.”
The real God and his real Son Jesus trip up people who are living their life by a set of rules and laws, and they seem stupid and foolish to intellectuals. But I have met Someone worth tripping over to find the truth. And if the intellectuals of this world think that I and my beliefs are stupid, then let me be foolish. The God that I have found is worth it all!