Charleston needs truth

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Titus

Hudson, FL

#1 Apr 6, 2013
Real talk as a guy who used to sell drugs and did 5 years inside and just truthfully throughout my lifetime seen hurt and pain since being a kid this lifestyle most are living just aint right ... my heart really goes out ... just finding out Don-Don's dead ... reading numerous post on this thing just broke me again .... I'm about to spend some time crying out to the Lord because WV needs it .... young and people my age i was there i know, i'm not going to sit here and tell you Jesus will make everything better, or will get you nice things, what i will tell you what He did for me, He gave me a peace of mind knowing this life isn't all there is, Jesus says this
And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it. For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away? For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels. But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.
(Luke 9:23-27)
2 days after i got out of prison someone sat down and showed me scripture and since then it's changed my life ... lets keep it real we all know we aint good people ... i don't care who you are ... myself included ... i used to sell poison to people .... i used to be quick to fight and pull out ... quick to run up in a chick.. quick to lie cheat and steal ... and i know all of you can relate ... there for in front of a Holy God we are guilty ... but Jesus came into this world and lived the perfect life we couldn't live and was murdered ... and this is proved by all sorts of historical records ... most deny .. most don't and i can argue these cases if you have questions .... but the good news is He rose on the 3rd day .. He beat death ... noone else can do that ... all these supposive relgious leaders their bodies can be found ... there bones are still around ... Jesus's isn't ...
Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
(Romans 10:9)
It's that simple ... and right now i'm off in a bible college ... an ex-convict who got out of prison told God if you want me you can have me... but i'm coming back and i'm willing to help any of you who need it ... i aint rich ... i'm gonna be probably living in those same neighborhoods i used to sell dope in, working some crappy job barely getting by ... aint no problem i wouldn't want it any other way.... I just want to see a change ... and i know apart from believing in Jesus Christ noone can change...
And i would say this ... go step into Randolph Street church ... right on randolph st not far from krogers on the westside ... right by the laundrymat ... and listen to them ... because you need to be aware of some churches because there are sheep in wolves clothing claiming to know God but don't have a clue or twist it ..
Grace and Peace
Titus

Since: Jan 13

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#2 Apr 12, 2013
That's awesome. There is one way and that is Jesus. I've checked that Randolph St. Church out online before. I like what I see.
schrodinger

Chicago, IL

#3 Apr 12, 2013
I mean no disrespect and I think your faith is wonderful. I wish I could I believe like you but from the research I've done the Bible has been proven nothing more than a lie propagated by men in power trying to keep power over people. For example, the Gospels were not written by any contemporaries of Jesus they were actually written by people who were not even alive during the life of christ. That is but one of many, many problems I face when trying to find my faith in Christianity. I am truly only trying to find truth and not trying to be disrespectful in anyway.

Since: Jan 13

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#4 May 7, 2013
schrodinger wrote:
I mean no disrespect and I think your faith is wonderful. I wish I could I believe like you but from the research I've done the Bible has been proven nothing more than a lie propagated by men in power trying to keep power over people. For example, the Gospels were not written by any contemporaries of Jesus they were actually written by people who were not even alive during the life of christ. That is but one of many, many problems I face when trying to find my faith in Christianity. I am truly only trying to find truth and not trying to be disrespectful in anyway.
I use to think like that. I had to ask question to a mentor. Really listen to what God was placing on my heart.. and just read the Bible. You will always have the Free Will to try and discredit the Bible or to live whatever life you want. Look up a guy who does Apologetics on youtube. ravi zacharias can break down a lot.

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