Sanjay's Story

As a biochemical engineer, Sanjay thought Christians had bizarre and unfounded beliefs, until he met some and investigated further...

As a biochemical engineer, Sanjay thought Christians had bizarre and unfounded beliefs, until he met some and investigated further...

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And that was the biggest shock to me:
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that Christians are normal.
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My name is Sanjay and this is my story.
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When I left home, I did a degree and then I did a Master's
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and then I did a PhD.
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I think that led me to then I went on to do research
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in biochemical engineering.
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So I was educating myself, learning,
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not really interested in God at all.
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There can't be a God as far as I was concerned then.
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If you just look at the world, how can there be a God?
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I asked the same questions every atheist asks.
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I would say that the world was created not by God
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but by reactions that are quite complicated,
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but there's always the question, "so what came before that?"
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You think there has to be more.
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My wife at the time was working,
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so I looked after the children.
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We had two, then we had three, so I met a lot
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of the women in the church with their children.
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Some of the ladies said, "oh come to our church, come in,
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come through." And I said,
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"I'm not coming in your church building.
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I'm not coming, I know what you're trying to do.
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It's not gonna work."
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Here I am today,
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and they didn't con me, they didn't trick me.
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I didn't fall into Jesus by trickery or anything like that.
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They taught me and they taught me in a very nice way.
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So they were alright.
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I thought, "these women are great.
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They're alright, they're normal.
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Nothing wrong with them.
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I wonder what their husbands are like.
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They must be a bit geeky.
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They must be Christian weird men."
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And then I met with the men and it was amazing
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because they were just like me.
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We believe in things that there are hardly any manuscripts
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about and any data and we believe them
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and yet there are thousands of manuscripts about Jesus
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and we don't believe that.
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So, it doesn't add up and you have to look at what,
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even scientifically, you have to look at what's there
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and then look at it.
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It points to the Bible and it points to Jesus was there,
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He did exist, He is true, He was the son of God
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and all those things.
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It's pretty amazing when you wake up.
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So I know I'm a sinner and I know I needed to be saved
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and once I understood sin, then it became clear
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cause I know I've been saved from all the things I've done.
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It's amazing Jesus did that and I'm forgiven.