My name is Kris Carrara. Perhaps your walk with God has gone something like mine. You began with a genuine experience with God. Maybe God miraculously delivered you from drugs and alcohol and from all sorts of destructive living. You fell in love with God and you fell in love with his word, and you couldn't get enough. You went to church whenever there was a service, listened to christian music and even watched religious tv. You married a christian girl and you were determined to be the husband that God called you to be. You were going to be the spiritual head of your household and raise your children in the fear and admonition of the Lord. You joined a church and supported it with your tithes and offerings and placed your kids in Sunday school. Maybe you even paid for your kids to attend Christian schools. You did all of the things that your religious leaders instructed you to do.
Now years, maybe decades later, you are asking the questions that I have asked:
“Where Did The Time Go?”
“Where Is The Passion For God That Once Filled My Heart?”
and most importantly, and at times tragically,
“Why Aren't My Children Walking With God?”
You think, “I did everything that the church instructed me to do, but what has actually grown in my life and family does not resemble the description of the seeds that I planted!”
What Went Wrong?
When Did This Get So Off Course And Turned Around?
Why Do I Feel Like God Is Far From Me?
Many, many questions. And perhaps the most important questions,
“Is It Too Late For Me To Turn This Around?”
“Can This Be Fixed?”
“Can God Fix This?”
Let me begin by answering those three questions: No, it is not too late for you to turn this around; Yes, this can be fixed; And yes, God can and will fix this. I am a 56 year old structural engineer. I first called on God in the fall of my sophomore year of college in 1979. I wanted to attend bible college, but after much consideration I chose to finish engineering school and trust God to teach me, and he has. Many years ago an older engineer friend and mentor of mine encouraged me as I was preparing to sit for the State Board of Professional Engineers exam. He assured me that I would pass this difficult eight hour test and that he believed I was ready to be a professional engineer. I don't feel ready, I told him, I still have so many questions. Yes, he said, but now you are asking the right questions, now you are asking the same questions that I ask when I design a building.
Asking a question is not a sign of ignorance or lack of intelligence, but an indication of an inquisitive mind, and more importantly, it is a sign of humility. I have been asking many many questions, and have received graciously many answers. I am hoping to meet with other men who share similar experiences and frustrations and heartache who may be struggling to find answers.
The Goals of Bible Question Men: a) Provide an environment where men can fellowship with other men in confidence. b) Seek to help men find their way back to the narrow path. c) Help ask the right questions. d) Provide an environment where there is freedom:
1. Freedom to ask any question.
2. Freedom to have an opinion.
3. Freedom to be right.
4. Freedom to be wrong.
5. Freedom to change your mind.
e) The bible will be our benchmark for truth. f) We will be a fellowship of men who calls on God.
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