(Originally posted on FB page) I was raised in the Assemblies of God church. I’m a preacher’s kid, missionaries’ grandchild and great grandchild. Exploring life beyond this environment was terrifying for me. I didn’t want to betray my heritage. And, when one is raised in a multi-generational religion, there’s a sense of superiority and pride – as if going to another denomination would be sacrilegious or a pathway to hell. These messages weren’t spoken, but implied. Once I got past my fears, I explored various denominations. I took the time to read up on the beliefs (doctrinal statements) of each place I visited. While I was attending an Assemblies of God Bible college, I visited an Episcopal church. Wanting to learn as much as I could, after reading their statement of beliefs, I made an appointment with the pastor to . . . Continue reading
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