I can honestly say that since joining this Forum I have found myself rethinking everything I have ever believed about the one and only God of the Bible that I believe in. My faith in Him, while tested, has held steadfast and even increased. And yet I want to thank all of you for showing me that I shouldn't take anything for granted, especially the one who I believe created me and became my redeemer. Even before I opened a Bible and read about who He was...I knew Him in my heart. He whispered my name and spoke to me long before I knew His name or asked Him to become my God and my Redeemer. I took for granted that everyone heard Him just like I did. And when I read His Word and understood it, I believed everyone knew Him and His Truth just like I did. I was wrong. I was sure that everyone our age knew God our Father and Jesus our Savior...and believed His Truth they read in the Bible. It was so simple to me. And yet how many "religious" Forums had I been on wanting to talk about our heavenly Father and our Redeemer...and found nothing but people arguing over their beliefs instead of sharing them. Having debates about God's Truth and making it legalistic instead of simple Truth. I wanted to talk to others about our Creator and Redeemer, not question His existance or His Truth. Here I found that even at our age we all have different beliefs. Even if we believe in the God of the Bible and Jesus Christ our Savior we still don't agree on who He is or what His Truth really means. Coming here and learning this has made me search deeper and question even further why I believe what I believe. Yet it has never changed what I do believe. God is my Father and Creator, and Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer. I am thankful that I can find this Truth in the Bible but I am even more thankful that I can find this Truth in my heart. I don't take the God that spoke to me long before I really knew Him for granted anymore but I do pray that for those of us who do not really know Him, He will speak to their hearts too and let them know how real He is and how much He loves each of us. One day I know I will live eternal life with God and Jesus...and I hope to see and get to know all of you in person and not just on this Forum in that eternal life too. Thank you all for helping me realize that what I took for granted is to priceless to ever do that to.