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sheep 07/15/2017 (Sat) 20:33:12 [Preview] No. 21
Is anyone a born-again Christian on this board? Did you ever fall out of religion? What inspired you to come back and how did you prepare yourself to be welcomed back to God's kingdom?
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I had an epiphany one day that God is real, Jesus is real and He's right there watching you. He knows all the hairs on your head. This is why I had to force myself to pray when I came back to Christ, because I thought it was silly to pray since I was steeped in the flesh, in the world. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

I severely backslid and came back to Christ, happened over years. I consider myself to be born-again because I believe that God is Spirit and that we worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. The most important thing is, faith without works is dead. There is a difference between the spirit and the soul so I never had a feeling of being saved in general, but have felt movements of the Holy Spirit. Faith without works is dead, so I repented of my sins, read the Bible cover-to-cover with the force and power of the Holy Spirit, and I prayed. I cannot stress how important it is to read the Bible cover-to-cover in the Spirit, this is the primary way that God speaks to you. Remember, seek and you will find. God bless.
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I was raised as a Christian. I had some struggles with the reality of it all, until my faith was solidified all of a sudden.

But since then, I had gradually slipped away from the church. What got me to come back was Basic Training. It was probably the single worst experience of my life. Basic Training isn't the same for everyone; ours was worst than most.
It was good, though, because it was a huge religious revival for me. It became clear that God puts us through (seemingly) terrible situations and experiences because he is making us into the people he needs us to be.

I've been strong in my faith ever since, although I struggle with my sin like everybody.
What do you exactly mean by born-again christian? I see this phrase being talked from americans a lot. Please note I was bron and raised christian in a country that everyone is either christian or atheist who was raised christian.
Most Christians who identify as born again belong in the pentecostal crowd

They go from ex drug dealers to porn addicts who believe god set them free from addiction

Often times they aren't free from addiction and just play that guitar to seem holy and redeemed

There are genuine people in that group, like any other denomination.
In the end we all believe Christ Truly died on the cross and rose again
>Praise Him.
Honestly, the thing that brought me back fully to the Church was Trump's kikery. During the election period and afterward, I spent way too much time and energy on politics. Worse, I put entirely too much faith in man.
When Trump decided to fall for the gas baby meme in Syria and then bomb Syrian villages filled with Christians, it was a wake up call. I had put entirely too much faith in man, and in a very flawed man.
That said, this only strengthened my faith. It wasn't like I was a fedora ever.

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