Personal Narrative: My Outlook On Christianity

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I was standing in the middle of the hall at Church on the Rock in Toronto, Canada, a completely foreign environment where I knew no one other than my father who stood beside me throughout a religious experience that has in some sense, changed my outlook on Christianity. From a young age my father had instilled the importance of faith within our household, motivating my family and I to attend church every Sunday and most importantly, to read the Bible and apply the principles to our daily life. After years of instilling these values, I gradually picked up a few of his proposals and made it an objective to read the Bible in my senior year of high school. As I began reading, starting from the New Testament, I noticed a shift in my outlook on Christianity …show more content…
The event was bustling with people just a few minutes prior and as the occurrences unfolded before my eyes, there were only seven of us, standing in a vast room, experiencing a spiritual experience I never thought I would experience before. Standing in the circle with my eyes closed, I felt as though no one could get in and no one could get out. It was a heavenly experience in which I felt as though I was in another world where no harm could be done, no bad could occur, and that I was protected by God while being surrounded by such heavenly figures. After they prayed, we hugged one another and parted ways. As we went into the church hall where my father had presented, the organizers of the conference were laughing, playing the piano, talking and were completely oblivious to the fact that we had been gone for some time. When we arrived in the room they did not ask us where we were or what we had been doing. With no mention of what had occurred to the church leaders and organizers, my father and I went to bed that night and spoke for several hours about what we had seen. My father described similar feelings I was experiencing as he told me that he felt free, at ease, calm, and peaceful and felt as though nothing bad could take place, but only good. He felt protected and untouchable. The next morning, we departed for breakfast to the church leaders house. While sitting at breakfast, my father and I …show more content…
My father and I had asked that more information would be revealed to us during our trip to Toronto and we strived to find more resources and connections that would open those doors, yet we did not obtain any additional resources or more information that would be beneficial to our research. A different door was opened to us, however. We were presented with a prophecy directed by the five women who blessed my father and his work and confirmed his efforts in finding the Ark. I reflect on these word’s daily and know that as a result of my experience, it validates the fact that the word’s in the Bible are true and do actually occur if one allows God in and open’s their heart and mind to God’s goodness. My experience in Toronto is a true testament to God’s goodness as it has shown me a year later that while the five women confirmed and empowered our work, confirmation with anything I do already exists through God, but my duty as Christian is to allow God in and let him to do his good work’s. It is a powerful experience, just as Orsi’s, “Between Heaven and Earth” describes, to be

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