Once Was A CatholicI was born into a catholic family. I had a uncle who was (and still is) a priest. I served as an alter boy for 10 years (no i never suffered from any abuse) I had a nice priest but he was boring almost put me to sleep a few times.
I believed that God existed (and still do) but there was always something missing in the catholic church something was just not right.
One day a friend gave me a bible and i decided to read it. Now the thing is for the most part catholics are not big on bible reading. It is not something that is encouraged because in the end the interpretation of the bible the catholic church delivers to the people outranks the Bible itself.
So anyway i read the bible over a year period starting with small bits (all i could handle) and then slowly reading more in each session. Just to make it clear i never had a stage where i did not believe God existed. So i got into praying to God for understanding when ever i went to have a reading session.
Well by the time i read the gospels i was no longer a catholic and by the time i got to Romans 7 i had come to the knowledge of the Love of the truth of God and accepted the Atonement of the Messiah Jesus for my sins. Before this i had a catholic works ba
I became a Christian, I believe Jesus is the Word of God and all whom believe Him and trust in His Atonement are gifted eternal life with God. :)))
All Praise The Ancient Of Days