1. you have no idea the inner debate that went on before I could post this.
  2. because these are things that I love and am proud of and make me who I am.
  3. but also there are so many stereotypes attached to these beliefs and I don't want to be dismissed because of them, and I definitely don't want to offend anyone.
  4. but I think I owe it to myself to share such a huge part of my heart.
  6. I believe in God, the Father.
  7. I believe in Jesus, His Son.
  8. I believe in the Holy Spirit.
  9. I believe that God created the world, but it was screwed up and people could no longer have relationship with Him.
  10. I believe that Jesus came to earth as a baby, both God and man.
  11. I believe that He lived a sinless life, and was crucified to take the punishment for the sins of the world.
  12. I believe that he rose from the dead after three days.
  13. I believe that he ascended to heaven, and gave us the Holy Spirit.
  14. I believe that those who follow Him will spend eternity with Him in heaven.
  15. I believe that He has called us to live lives that honor Him and spread this gospel to all nations.
  16. THAT BEING SAID, here are some other things you should know about me:
  17. I am not uneducated, blindly following a faith I do not understand.
  18. I've looked at all the facts and decided for myself that this is the truth.
  19. I will not try to force my beliefs on you or shove them down your throat in any way.
  20. I would be glad to have a conversation with anyone about Christianity and why I believe it.
  21. I'm a super screwed up person with a million faults. I do not claim to be perfect in any way, shape, or form.
  22. Being judgmental and dismissive are two things that drive me crazy.
  23. I love people. I love hearing their stories and getting to understand what they believe.