As I near my 50th birthday, Saturday, Auguat 19, I have taken time to review all of the changes I have seen in the past half century. I was raised in communist Wisconsin with judeo-christian beliefs and credited the advancements of man to evolution as I was taught. I remember our first microwave, our first VCR, and when I was a teen my parents had the forerunner to cable called Select TV which was 16 channels with less advertising as opposed to the 4 local channels.
As a child I was taught that since I was intelligent I did not have to worry about menial physical labor. With my intelligence I was encouraged to pursue upper management so I could just tell others what to do. Unknown to me at the time, the Lord had other plans for me. In my rebellion against the establishment (although I didn’t know what that was), I was in a severe car accident 2 days after turning 19, that changed my life.
At the time of the accident, while I was in a coma, my family wrote me off. They decided that since the doctors told them I would never walk, talk, or take care of myself again, I could never live up to their dreams for me. Upon waking almost 3 weeks later, I was angry with God for being without support of friends and family. Somehow, I knew there must be a reason for me to still be living so I pushed ahead on my own.
Needless to say, the doctors were wrong about me. I walk and talk and take care of myself. I married, had a child, and obtained an associates degree in accounting. In accounting you keep two sets of books, one for the company and one for the government. I found I had trouble finding the correct office position. Looking back now, I realize it is because I am too honest for the business world.
I was sick of everyone telling me how life was supposed to be lived. In 2010 I left Wisconsin to move south. I started in Oklahoma where I found the truth of the Authorized King James Bible (KJV) as opposed to the New American Living Bible I was raised with. I have sought the truth my entire life and always hated my history classes in school because I was only taught one side of the story. As an adult, through research on the internet, I have learned that most everything I had been taught was based on lies. I cannot fault the people that taught me because they were merely teaching me what they had been taught. Now I feel sorry for all those that accept what others tell them instead of seeking the truth.
The truth I learned in the KJV led me to be baptized. First it was in the name of the father, son, and holy spirit, which is an unknown god, so I just got wet. The second time in the name of Jesus, changed my life. I weigh the information I find against the New Testament in my pursuit of the truth.
I would like to send my thanks to Henry Shivley and my fellow Trenchers who continue sharing truth so that others may learn. Perhaps one day I will take time to explain my childhood in more detail to educate others about the lies of the world we live in.
Have a great day and remember to share truth with those you meet… Jill in AL