OST is closed for business but its spirit survives on my blog.
This is my first post on here, so let me first introduce myself :)
My name is Barry, I’m 18 years old and live in the UK. I grew up, being taught the doctrine of Jehovah’s Witnesses by my Mother, which although unfortunately has given me preconceived thoughts on the Scriptures, has given me a good knowledge of The Divine Name, and the scriptures in general; which I am grateful of.
About 2 years ago, I realised that the priests in all the main churches, of all denominations aren’t encouraging ‘personal’ bible study… all of them are doing the opposite. It’s seems like it’s either, you follow their interpretation of the scripture, no questions asked; or you’re viewed as some sort of apostate/anti-christ type figure… either that, or it’s the type of Church where anything goes, in which case, they’re not following the scriptures. Then I came across a scripture at Luke 11:9, where the Messiah says to ask Elohim, and He will answer… He didn’t say to ask a man for understand; and since I’ve taken this onboard, left the church, and started studying on my own; asking Elohim for help, I’ve progressed, and learned alot - yay!
I didn’t even think that there might be people like me; searching for, and trying to build a new, true church, until I came across this site completely by chance. I’ve never even heard of an ‘emergent church’ until now. I think if the emerging church can do away with all the falsehoods coming in from it’s founders previous faiths, and is willing to completely rethink EVERYTHING, embrace truth, and ask Elohim for guidance on every matter, YHWH will guide those searching for truth to this Church.
It’s great to find this place, and I look forward to getting to know you all.
With Brotherly Love, and Blessings,