I registered on here quite a while ago, have posted a few times but I have not properly introduced myself. I know it's a bit late and I apologize.
My name is Damien and I live in England. I was baptized into the Catholic Church when I was 6 years old (not really by choice as I didn't have the full awareness), during my time at a Catholic primary school. I suffer from a form of autism, and due to this I was previously expelled from a secular primary school, where they couldn't cope with my behaviour. However at the Catholic school I started to make more progress and then I subsequently went on to go to a RC high school.
In 2005 I started to wonder if we were living in the End Times, after the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami in Indonesia. The thought of both death and the end of the world have always scared me. I started to do various Google searches in relation to the End Times and then I eventually came across Christian web sites attacking the Catholic Church. I could not believe what I was reading. Up to that point I had always assumed that Catholicism was the truth - I had always been taught so by my family and as far as I was concerned, had no reason to think any different, but then again I didn't KNOW any different. Also I have no particular axe to grind with the RCC as no practicing Catholic has ever treated me badly or abused me etc. Back then I knew hardly anything about the Bible or what it said.
I started to suspect, given the overwhelming Biblical evidence I came across, that the Roman Catholic Church was false. I then prayed to Jesus asking Him to save me. However between 2005 and now, unfortunately I have continued in sin in many different ways (including drinking and smoking), and also there have been some times when I have gone back to the RCC because of the convincing way that my family have sold it to me, but these days I am finally 100% convinced that it is a false religion and I am NEVER going to go back to it ever again. The Bible refutes every single one of its doctrines. I'll be honest with you - I am not 100% sure of my salvation and am scared I may be left behind but I pray every day that Jesus Christ gives me some sort of assurance. I also pray that He causes my mum and uncle to see the light.
God bless you all,