Hi, all. I'm new.
So, let me tell you a little about myself. I do consider myself a Christian (though not everyone agrees with my opinion on that matter). I believe in Jesus Christ, and I sincerely hope that He can rescue me from my sinful ways. But I will admit that I have questions. That's why I'm here. I have encountered other Christians and often whole churches with beliefs that don't fit with my understanding of Biblical scripture and teachings. I'm looking for answers to those questions and explanations. Maybe I'm wrong; maybe those I met were wrong. I don't know, but I want to find out.
I got tired of being "preached at" by people who probably meant well but didn't know how to express it. It was like, the moment I asked my question, they would pounce. "You just asked a question about the Bible! I have to SAVE YOUR SOUL!!!" And then they'd quote scripture and blather on about how to "be saved" without really even explaining that idea, let alone giving me any kind of answer to my question. So I showed up here, hoping for more of an open conversation and less of an empassioned, nearly memorized sermon.
Just thought you all should know.