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How would a Christian who became atheist and is now questioning her decision get back to church?

It is a little hard to say I was wrong, it was just a phase. What would be my first step?

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:17 AM on Mar. 30, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • hard as it is to say " I was wrong and it was just a phase", That is the truth and is less complicated than anything else you would need or have to say.

    Though I personally don't believe you should "NEED" to explain anything to anyone. Just go back. If someone comments on your return then simply reply with "It's good to be back" or "I've missed coming" etc.

    There should not need to be any explanation to anyone.

    Answer by Nika75 at 11:23 AM on Mar. 30, 2010

  • Find a different church/denomination/religion than the one you came from.

    Answer by MamaK88 at 11:25 AM on Mar. 30, 2010

  • Just go back to church. Pray for God's forgiveness.
    If it seals the deal become baptized again.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 11:38 AM on Mar. 30, 2010

  • As the others said, just go. If you're uncomfortable returning to the same people who were around when you made your decision to leave, then try a different church, even if just for awhile. This is a decision and transition that is between you and God, no one else, unless you choose to discuss it with them. Churches are eager for new members, and most, in my experience are very friendly and welcoming to newcomers.

    Answer by Nammers at 12:12 PM on Mar. 30, 2010

  • Go bask to church, or start by reading the bible. Those are the only things I can think of. Ooops wait you can speak with a minister about it to. Good luck. Hope you find your peace and happiness.

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 12:15 PM on Mar. 30, 2010

  • You don't have to explain yourself. If you go back to the same church people will wonder & talk, but you can simply state that it was a spiritual test that you feel you have now passed, if you choose to explain yourself at all. If you choose an all new church nobody will know to ask about such things anyway. Your spiritual life is just that, yours, and you are doing better than most by examining and exploring without fear.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:37 PM on Mar. 30, 2010

  • Just go, attend mass. When you find a church you like, sign up. qw

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 2:00 PM on Mar. 30, 2010

  • Your relationship with God is exactly that between you and God. Repent to God Ask Him to forgive you and turn away from your sinful ways. Have faith that Jesus dying on the Cross was payment for all of your sins and His ressurection was God showing the World that He accepted that sacrifice as payment for our sin. accept Jesus as your saviour and trust that through God's Grace alone you are saved. Read your Bible daily to strengthen your relationship with Him and find a good Bible believing Church. They will accept you.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:43 PM on Mar. 30, 2010

  • Glad you want to go back! You can go to a different church than you attended before, if you don't think they'll accept you. Any church family who doesn't welcome a brother or sister back who sincerely wants a relationship with God doesn't deserve your company and you should find a family who will accept you flaws, past, and all. I go to a church of Christ... you can look for one in your area. They/we are very bible based. :) Find what fits your beliefs, but realize just because you want to believe a certain way deoesn't mean that is what God wants. Be sure you get your beliefs aligned with the bible and search from there. It might take some time to "try on" churches, but you'll find one!

    Answer by missbreezy214 at 4:20 PM on Mar. 30, 2010

  • Turn to Yahweh and repent, read his word and learn all there is to learn with his help. Yahweh bless.

    Answer by Daphna28 at 4:37 PM on Mar. 30, 2010

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