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I think about how the Church Administration is telling the members to fight for their faith. From the day I started attending Bible studies, until now, I have had to fight for my faith.
A brother who is a member of the Church worked for my parents. We would have debates about religion. And that’s how I was first introduced to the Church of Christ.
We were Jehovah’s Witnesses. You’re conditioned in the Jehovah’s Witnesses to believe that you are in the true religion. You don’t ask questions, and you never question your faith. They’re always studying to make sure or to reaffirm what they believe. But they don’t seek out other religions to compare.
“So he started preaching and
it was like a light bulb went on in my head.”
Everyone was so loving and so kind and they were so happy to meet me and greet me, they had heard so much about me. Then they introduced me to the minister. So he started preaching and it was like a light bulb went on in my head. He handed me the Bible, and he told me “From now on, when we read the scriptures, I want you to look it up and I want you to read it.”
“When you know what someone is telling you is the absolute truth,
that’s how I felt at that moment.”
And that was the biggest help for me in reaffirming what he was telling me was the truth. I had to see it, I had to look it up and I had read it myself. It was like this insatiable appetite; I could not get enough. And when you realize you have the truth, there is a peace that comes over you. You just can’t describe how you feel when you know that someone is telling you the absolute truth. And that’s how I felt at that moment.
From that day I never looked back, I never once doubted the decision that I made on that day to become a member of the Church of Christ.
Is the Bible real? How can you trust a book written thousands of years ago?
Back in high school I was a young and immature person. Just like a typical teenager I was very arrogant, kind of a know it all. I was very much into science. I loved science in high school – I loved chemistry, biology and physics. They all answered very fundamental questions from why things are composed to where they came from.
But I never, at least mentally, understood why do these processes happen? Why are we here? Why did things that we kind of take for granted occur? When you’re taking science classes they advertise that everything happens because of the Big Bang Theory.
With that mind set I looked for answers somewhere else and ultimately it led to the Bible because it made more sense to me that there is a higher being that ultimately created us and set everything in motion for a reason. And that’s the middle line between science and religion that I was really looking for – some way of understanding, at least for me, why those things happen.
I have read the Bible from cover to cover just trying to see if I can find my own answers in it for the questions that I have. Lot of things I read just didn’t make a lot of sense because the way the verses were written. I continued to theorize and come up with these ideas but it wasn’t until I actually sat down with the minister during one of the bible studies in the Church of Christ and asked questions that things really began to make sense to me.
So a lot of the questions that I had were regarding the Book of Revelation and I ended up getting the answers. I asked a lot of questions regarding who’s gonna be saved. What do the trumpets mean? What did Apostle John’s visions mean? All those questions were actually answered by the ministers.
Brother Michael and his whole family became members of the Church of Christ and are active in the Elizabeth, New Jersey congregation. The Guerreros are often found sharing their faith with friends and family by inviting them to listen to the words of God.