My Search for the Truth: Part 17

by Tamara Schmerse This is the final installment of Tamara’s delightful story about her journey to the Orthodox faith and it is absolutely captivating. We published it in it’s entirety as a series from her blog, My Search For The Truth. Judging from the responses from you, the readers, it has been well received. Thank […]

My Search For The Truth: Part 16

by Tamara Schmerse Part 16 of 17. 16: Roman Catholicism In the lead-up to Reformation Day, my beloved History Channel had been screening many Lutheran documentaries, and now that it had passed, they were now, for better or worse, focusing on the Roman Catholic Church. I watched shows for and against, and ironically, it was […]

My Search For The Truth: Part 15

by Tamara Schmerse Part 15 of 17. 15: Lutheranism And so there I was again, sitting in between my computer, my Bibles and my Foxtel remote, with no idea of how to proceed further in my search for the Truth. I looked back over my previous few months: I had studied with Jews, and come […]

My Search For The Truth: Part 14

by Tamara Schmerse Part 14 of 17. 14: Islam While I had been sniffing around the adherents.com website, I could not help but notice the next most populous group. 1.5 billion people in the world followed the teachings of Islam. And while I had been brought up to believe that the reason their religion was […]

My Search For The Truth: Part 13

13: Judaism Part 13 of 17. I had begun to feel that the Torah was where the answers were at. A few well-timed Jewish documentaries on the History Channel added to my growing doubt about Jesus being the real Messiah. Along came a young man on Facebook who seemed to smell my moment of weakness […]

My Search For The Truth: Part 12

12: The Union of Chanochian Netzarim Yisraelites  Part 12 of 17. So back to Facebook it was with a mind that was in some ways more open, in others more closed, and in most, more confused and impatient. Being like the Ethiopian eunuch, before that fateful trip to Jerusalem, I fervently searched the Scriptures daily […]

My Search For The Truth: Part 11

11: Jehovah’s Witnesses  Part 11 of 17. So at this point I was still, though researching furiously in my free time, faithfully attending Sunday Services at the Methodist Church. I was getting more confused with each passing week, and the “development” of the church was making me most uncomfortable. There were hardly any old hymns […]

My Search For The Truth: Part 10

by Tamara Schmerse Part 10 of 17 10: Congregation of Yahweh By this time, Facebook had become a mainstream communication tool, and so I incorporated it into my search methods. I would Google different denominations of Christianity, read the accompanying Wikipedia article, find the customary Facebook group, and then begin adding its members as Facebook […]

My Search For The Truth: Part 9

by Tamara Schmerse Presbyterian Part 9 of 17 I looked again to my work. The small company I worked for was a hotbed of religious tension, as among its 10-15 staff, you would find 10-15 deeply pious Christians of very different denominations. Being that it was a workplace, religion was not discussed very often, but […]

My Search For The Truth: Part 8

by Tamara Schmerse Methodist Part 8 of 17 I remembered something I had discovered when doing my family tree research several years earlier. An ancestor of mine, by the name of William Carvosso, had written a book in the year 1815, about his experiences with God and the Church. I had managed to secure myself […]