Growing up in a good Christian home, you would think that my religious beliefs would be pretty set by the age of 33.
And they were. But that all changed in May of 2008, when I spent two weeks in Israel. It was an amazing point in history, as during those two weeks modern Israel was celebrating their 60th anniversary since becoming a nation. It was a powerful mixture of the ancient and the modern; of Biblical history and Biblical prophecy coming together. And the two weeks shook my beliefs down to their very core. (To learn more, check out About David) In a nutshell, I returned from Israel with an overwhelming desire to go back in time, as best as I could, to rediscover the faith that Jesus and the Disciples experienced, without the 2,000 years of religious baggage.
Here are 5 ways my faith has changed as a result:
- The “BIG BAD LAW” isn’t so big or bad anymore
- We can’t fully understand God’s plan, until we understand God’s feasts
- The Church is a part of the true Israel, not the replacement for it
- Being a disciple means more than going to church on Sunday
- God believes in me