Jesus, speaking to the Samaritan woman at the well, says, “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:23-24
“Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.” James 1:27
God graciously orchestrated events such that I was led to a “reformed” church that had its roots in the Reformation. I could not have chosen a better place for myself. This was the place that I found my lovely wife-to-be. She in turn would direct me to the counselors that would prove to be so helpful.
This church has proved a good place for me for the following reasons:
- Almighty God was presented as being omniscient (all knowing), omnipresent (everywhere present), and omnipotent (all powerful), just as the Bible teaches. He is the Creator of the heavens and the earth.
- The Ancient of Days was also preached as being Sovereign (King over all) and Providential (in charge of all things). Nothing happened without His express consent and will, not even the rebellious movements of Satan and his demons, just as the Bible teaches. This truth was especially important after I learned the reasons why I was struggling with transgenderism.
- The Triune God was, is, and is to come, the One true and living God, three Persons in the Godhead: God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit. God is perfect in all His divine attributes.
- Jesus Christ is Prophet, Priest and King. He is also a mighty Warrior. He is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, and reigns right now over all the nations. He is fully God and fully Man. He always does the will of His Father and He has sent His Holy Spirit to be our Comforter and our Helper.
This is a start on what I have learned. This church proved to be a safe place.
Messiah the Prince, William Symington, The Christian Statesman Press, 1999.