I'm new to this site. I had been on a different Christian forum website for a few years, but now that site's being overrun by spambots. So anyway, I've met some genuinely creepy people online and I've had much of my personal info stolen via the internet in the past, so I trust you'll understand why I won't be sharing too much of my personal info. What I will tell you about myself is as follows... My name's Colin. I was raised mormon, but left that religion and had myself ex-communicated about ten years ago. Spent several years in flat-out rebellion against God and then converted to Christianity in 2007. One of my main goals now is to show all of my immediate family the falsehood of mormonism and to have God bring them to Christ by using me. I don't like sloppy Bible "reading". The Bible ought to be studied, not just "read". Much of what I see and hear in todays churches worries me. And a great deal of what I hear Christians of all stripes say these days is disheartening. We need only read our Bibles to see the problems of today. That's why it's especially important that we all, as Christians, work hard to reason with others and lay out the truth as best we can, and in the most loving and respectful way we can. When it comes to the Bible, God, and the subject of truth, we need absolute clarity and honesty on both sides. That's another topic for another day I suppose. But, much work needs to be done for the Kingdom, and that work is our respensibility as followers of Christ. That's a real conviction of mine. Anyhoo, I'm a non-denominational, Bible-believing Christian. I'm trying to live a biblical Christian life and do what's good, rather than what makes me look "good". I'm laid back and kind of quiet, and that can put some people off, but I try to be open and inviting to others, and I try to help others who need help as best I can, and I'm a good listener (or so I'm told). I'm not a big fan of so-called "Christian" Rock. I like instrumental rock and orchestral music, especially music composed by Nobuo Uematsu. When it comes to fiction I prefer dramas to comedies. I hate pervertedness of all kinds and on all levels. I believe that Christians ought to read the entire Bible, not just the New testament, and/or the warm, fuzzy, lovey-dovey parts. I base this belief on Paul's affirmation of the value of "all Scripture" (which would include every word of the Old Testament) in 2 Timothy 3:16. Since Christians are commanded to carry out the Great Commission, I believe that the study of Christian Doctrine and apologetics is vital for the spiritual survival and the success of the mission of every Christian in this day of skepticism. That's all I can think of for now. Nice to meet you all. Looking forward to getting to know you. God bless.