Truth found me

I was not looking for a new religion. But I was looking for Truth. One time when I was growing up, I asked my father, “Why are we Christian?” He said, “Because we were born in America.” Not exactly a satisfying answer. 

Our family belonged to a traditional Protestant denomination. I loved our church and my friends there. In high school I read the Bible cover to cover. It was interesting, but since I didn’t understand much of it, no profound answers about God and the meaning of life emerged. From studying comparative religion in high school, I knew that the world’s great religions share many common features, such as promoting good morals. But I needed to know if and how “all things work together for good to them that love God” (Romans 8:28), and if all blessings really do flow from God, as the doxology we sang in church every Sunday said. 

I wondered, What did Jesus mean when he said in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me”? And what about all those other spiritual leaders throughout history?

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February 19, 2018

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