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Welcome to the Saved for Later blog. My name is Brian Michael Kindall.

2,000 years after His ministry, Jesus Christ has followers, both living and dead, numbering in the several billions. This population is made up of people raised on the faith since their youth, as well as people who, after being non-believers their whole lives, later decided as adults to follow Jesus.

This is where you and I come in. We were saved later in life…Saved for Later.

The church has many youth classes and Bible camps aimed at teaching and rearing the next generation of Christ-followers, but everyone in line at an altar call (who likely did not believe in God yesterday) is an adult for whom there is often little offered beyond a quick repeat-after-me prayer and a flyer with listed service times.

There are exceptions, of course, but how well does the average local church communicate a Christian message to someone who either strongly doubted or didn’t believe in Christianity at all just a short time ago?

If you have similar questions, then you want to read this blog!

Our new faith is a fragile thing and is not to be taken lightly, and yet the classes and programs one might expect to be waiting for us – considering the lifelong teaching made available to the children of existing church members – are simply few and far between by comparison.

On this blog:

  • We will explore and discuss the gift of faith that has been given to us after a life of disbelief.
  • We will speak to one another about our reasons for disbelief in a language that we understand.
  • We will confront the differences between the teachings and actions of Jesus Christ and the teachings and actions of Christians, and what those differences represent.
  • We will be honest and straightforward about the hypocrisy and hatred that exists in the Christian community and what our role is in light of it.
  • Together, I hope that we will see the beauty and the majesty of God, what He has done for us, and who we are in His Son, Jesus Christ.

My goal is to encourage you to read something far more important than this blog…the Bible.

That’s right!!! I don’t want you to stay here. If I do my job, then you will be eager to read the Bible on your own, find yourself a church, and make it a better place than when you got there.

What I learned and hope to pass on to you is that, new to it as we may be, the church is our church too!!!

I hope this blog helps you, inspires you, and maybe even excites you a little bit by making this new, foreign world a little less intimidating. Most of all, I hope this blog leads you to the Bible.

Sound good? Let’s go!

4 thoughts

  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! I think people who came to Christian life before adulthood still have to ask a whole lot of these questions when they become adults. I know I have.

    1. Brian Michael Kindall says:

      Thanks Steve. That means a lot to me!

  2. Jennifer whitaker says:

    Thank you so much for this .My story may be a little different I have always believed in God but was never brought up in church enough to truly understand the bible.2015-2017 became the most trying years of my life where I had to make a decision to stay in a bad marriage of 25 years with the only man I ever loved and be betrayed and degraded or start over with my 17 yr old son ,lt was the hardest descion I had ever made .It broke not only my heart but my sons ,but my husband just didn’t want our life anymore.
    During this time I was baptized and found a deep faith in the Lord even though I didn’t know much more than the basic things in the bible.I found this blog on Pinterest and enjoy reading it and learning new things about the bible .So thank you so much for doing this blog .I was saved at the age of 42 so I know I was saved for later

    1. Brian Michael Kindall says:

      Hey Jennifer. Thank you so much for your thoughtful reply. I am so glad that any part of this blog was a help to you! I am sorry to hear about what you and your son are going through right now. That situation is never easy and I can certainly relate. As a new Christian, and especially one going through trials, please allow this experience to drive you to His Word. It’s in this time that God wants us to cry out to Him (Psalm 34:17, 50:15, 61:2; Jeremiah 33:13). His grace is sufficient and He is made perfect in our weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). And know that God can use all things for the good of those who love Him (Romans 8:28).

      God will use these tough times to purify us and shape us. It is all part of the process and our challenge, as Christians, is to see our joy in our trials (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; James 1:2-4).

      Please feel free to contact me on the “contact” page, or privately through my email for any reason, any time. I’m happy to help.

      Thanks for reading my blog and please be blessed.
      Brian Michael Kindall

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