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I also consider myself a

I also consider myself a "Christian" (hence the handle) but many "Christians" do not consider me to be one of them because I strongly object to many of the common teachings of the churches. I became a Christian in 1970 at age 18. I was strongly influenced by a powerful shyster back then named Hal Lindsey with his book "The Late Great Planet Earth". He had it all layed out in there how the USSR moving into Afganistan was the "Kings of the North" and how they were going to attack Israel and set up the "Beast" in a newly built temple. It all made such great sense. The problem was, it was ALL wrong. He led many like me astray and quite frankly I made quite a fool of myself trying to convince others how we were in the "last days" and the second coming was just around the corner. Well I'm 61 now and hopefully a bit wiser. I still believe that Christ is my Savior but I also believe he is the Savior of the world. I really don't believe in a "hell" as most Christians believe in but I do believe that many will feel such remorse for what they have done in life that they will feel a burning inside for how they could have made a better life when they had the chance. In the end though, I believe that ALL men are saved by the grace of God through the sacrifice of Jesus. This is what's in my heart and yes, it means that I believe that some of what we call "The Bible" is not accurate. How can it be? There are so many translations and even those who claim to "know" the original languages are looking back 2000 years and trying to figure out what was the contemporary meaning of the words and phrases. We even have a problem translating current languages much less writings from 2000 years ago...

OK. Now many here can call me a "heretic"...

Beware the cult of "government"...