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How A Practical Guy Came To Believe In Jesus

My background and training is in engineering, business, and finance. I have an MBA, graduating either #1 or #2 in those degree programs from well accredited colleges. Because of this training along with a lifetime of experience, I believe practically nothing unless it can be proven, and I trust most things even less. So how does a guy like me eventually come to believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, was physically born into this world, died for my benefit, was physically raised from the dead, and now resides with God in a place called heaven…. and will one day return in glory to claim his church, his true followers? And no…..I’m not brainwashed!

We Lie First To Ourselves, Then To Everyone Else!

I grew up Catholic, and in Catholic tradition I was baptized as a baby with the few sprinkles of holy water on my forehead. Later, during my first year in college at a non-denominational church, I was told that only a “full emersion” underwater “dunking” was valid. So just in case the Catholic baptism truly was wrong, I figured it couldn’t hurt to be baptized a second time with full immersion, where at least this time I made a more conscious decision than I did as a baby!

Church & State – Revisionist History?

I read a post on Facebook recently which stated that “Christianity is the source of all hatred in this country”, and the post continued by saying “All Christians should be burned.” Needless to say, I was shocked by the audacity and boldness of the post, and have since frequently wondered how someone could be so deranged as to arrive at this conclusion. Yet, it is not unusual. If many in America today were willing to speak the beliefs of their hearts, they might say similar. Where does this come from I wonder?