Thanks be to Christ, God saved me from my spiritually bankrupt condition in 1976 at the age of 21. Having attended Protestant denominations for over thirty years, the Lord delivered me from Rome's clutches in 2008. In 2008, works, devotion, belief and dead orthodoxy were exchanged for the grace, obedience, faith and the living waters of Jesus Christ. This was all fully imparted to me by Christ's indwelling Holy Spirit. Like all of his elect, I finally came to understand the difference between Romans 7 and 8--the religious, church-going individual, and the elect of Christ. Glory to God for his unspeakable gift.
My faith has been a journey, as you can tell from the previous comments. This resulted from my interest in Bible prophecy. A small tremor in my faith began in 1990. It blossomed into a full scale earthquake after reading Marv Rosenthal's book, "The Pre-Wrath Rapture of the Church." What started out as a personal investigation into the accuracy of the best known Protestant eschatological views on Bible prophecy, turned out to be a spiritually challenging trek whose end was an astounding epiphany. Much of what I knew, understood and had been taught in Christianity was contrary to the teachings of Christ and the apostles.
My involvement in the Christian faith began, when at a young age, I picked up a K.J.V. Bible and read Genesis chapter 1. At that time, I remember telling God I wanted to understand his word. From my previous remarks, the Lord saw fit to deliver me out of darkness into his glorious light in 1976. Attending an Evangelical Free home church at the very beginning, I pursued the typical religious upbringing following the path of 'Christian' denominationalism. I questioned denominatalism's legitimacy through various points in my faith's journey. I recognized denominationalism's error and existence as a 'Christian' counterfeit movement. It was fully confirmed during the 2018 revision of my book, "The Day of the LORD." As a student of the holy scriptures for the past 42 years, looking back on my church days, I realized I was in slavery, bondage and prison. I now truly understand the use of the word "liberty." I now understand the correlation between this liberty of being in Christ, and letting the "dead bury their dead." (Matthew 8:22)