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Adams92

Nickname

Adams92

Gender

Male

Country

United State

State

New York

City

Syracuse

Zip

13206

Looking for

Marriage Minded

Marital Status

Single – Never Married

Christian Affiliation

Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)

Race

Caucasian

Height

5' 6"

Build

Athletic

Eye Color

Green

Hair Color

Brown

College /University

5 years trade school

Graduation Year

2011

Level of education

Technical Training

Employment

Full Time

Occupation

Electrician

Company

Allume Electric

Seeking Ethnicity (those I am willing to date)

Any

My ideal place to live

—–

My view on smoking

I am a non-smoker

My view on drinking

I drink regularly, in moderation

On the subject of children

I would like to have children one day

Tell us about your family. How do you feel about relocating?

I’m the second oldest of 12 kids. It’s crazy, I know, but I love it! Most of my family still live in Central NY which is where I grew up. I would love to stay near them. I’m also very involved in the life of my church which is the primary reason that I would hesitate to relocate. I believe God has called me to live and to serve here at this time, and unless he were to lead me otherwise, I plan to continue to serve here, and Lord willing to raise a family.

How old were you when you were drawn to Christ and how is your Christian walk these days?

I grew up in a Christian home and consider myself a Christian growing up, but it wasn’t until 19 that I really came to an understanding of my sinfulness and need for salvation. My view of Christianity growing up was more of a Moralistic Theism. I believed in God, and I believed that I was to live in obedience of His word. The problem was I didn’t and couldn’t. While I had heard the gospel countless times, and mentally assented to the truth of it, I never really grasped it and trusted it for myself. I was always trying to work harder and do better. It wasn’t until I was 19 that God opened my eyes to depravity and need for a Savior. Although I had heard the gospel countless times before, it was like I was seeing it for the first time. Scripture that I had read so many times before began to jump off the page at me and I began to understand it like I never had before. By God’s grace I have continued to grow over the years in sanctification, and in knowledge, love and awe of God. I also continue to be ever more aware of how sinful I am. But I am ever more confident in how great a Savior Jesus is. I’m seeking to walk each day in repentance and faith, knowing that God is working, and that He will bring his good work to completion.

How have the Doctrines of Grace changed or affected your life?

How haven’t they! I grew up going to mostly non-denominational churches, and I never was really exposed to the Doctrines of Grace, or reformed theology. It wasn’t till I was 19 as I was studying Romans that I came see God’s sovereignty in Salvation. As I read through Romans, I began to realize that my view of God was infinitely too small. I began to understand that He is not a God who simply reacts to people and circumstances in time, but rather that He is sovereign over all of time. I began to understand that not only is He sovereign in the salvation of individuals, but rather that He is sovereignly working through all of history to call a people for Himself, for His own Glory. The more and more I have come to understand God’s sovereign grace, and the outworking of His redemptive work throughout History, the more and more glorious I see him to be.

 

There are far too many ways that the Doctrines of Grace have affected my life to list here,  but here are just a couple. First, the Doctrines of Grace kill pride. I know that it is not because of anything that is in me that I have been saved, but rather my salvation rest solely on the unmerited grace of God. He didn’t save me because I had the good sense, or moral fortitude to come to Him, but rather he sovereignly called me out of my darkness and into His marvelous light. I think that truth has really helped to instill a humility and compassion in me towards others. I know that I have freely received grace upon grace from God, and so I’m a called to freely extend Grace and compassion towards others, who are equally in need of God’s saving grace.

 

Another way that the Doctrines of Grace have helped me is through the assurance of perseverance. It is such a comfort for me to know that I belong to my faithful savior, body and soul, and that He will preserve me till the end. I may fall and fail, and I do, but I am assured that nothing in heaven or on earth can separate me form the love of God, and that he will bring to completion the good work that he has started.

Do you have a "Quiet Time?" What are you studying?

I usually have a 45 minute commute to work, so I use the time driving there and back to pray, and listen to scripture, sermons, or podcasts. Currently my routine is to pray and listen to Al Mohler’s “The Briefing” on the way to work and on the way home I’m going through a series of sermons in Romans by Sinclair Ferguson (As a side note, It might seem like it from what I’ve written thus far, but I really do study more that just the book of Romans!). I try to spend some time in prayer, reading, and scripture either in the morning or evenings, but I am less disciplined in that than I would like to be. Currently I’m praying through the Psalms and reading “The Reason for God” by Tim Keller.

Who is your favorite Biblical Character and why?

That’s a hard one! Assuming that we are excluding the Triune God, then I think I would have to say Daniel. The thing I find encouraging about Daniel is his faithfulness in a less than perfect context. Being conscripted into the political arena of a godless nation that subdued your nation hardly seems like the perfect context for faithfulness to God. And yet Daniel is one of the most faithful characters we find in scripture. There is a lot in Daniels life that I find encouraging and even applicable to our own context.

Are you content being single? Why? If not, why?

Yes and No. I know that God is sovereign in all things, and I trust that if it is his will for me to find a wife and raise a family, that he will bring it about in his timing. I am also very grateful for the many blessings and opportunities that God has given me in this time of singleness. That being said, I deeply desire to be a husband and father. I know that scripture teaches that it is not good for man to be alone, and I feel that, sometimes more acutely than others.

What are four qualities your friends would attribute to you?

Thoughtful, joyful, adventurous, gracious

What are three things you are most thankful for?

Salvation in Christ, the Church, the friendship of others (including my family!)

Describe the character and personality traits you enjoy in another person? What are yours?

The two qualities that I find most attractive in others are graciousness and kindness. I’m definitely an extrovert, so I do find it easiest to relate to others who are more extroverted/outgoing. I love Christ’s church, and so finding someone who want’s to live and serve in the context of a local church is important to me. Other qualities that I enjoy in others are hospitable, adventurous, joyful, thoughtful, outdoorsy, and musical.

Other than your parents, who has been the most influential person in your life and how?

My current Pastor and his wife. I go to a PCA church that began as a church plant 6 years ago. I met Jonathan and his wife Erica, just as they were beginning the work of planting Christ Church in Syracuse. I was still in the process of working through a lot about what I believed at that point, and have been helped immensely through the teaching and friendship of both Jonathan and his wife.

What contributed to your previous relationship/marriage ending?

I’ve been in a few relationships in the past several years. Most of them ended shortly and amiably over theological differences. One was longer and a little more complicated. It’s honestly been hard to find anyone in the NY area who is reformed and wants to settle down and have a family.

About Me

I am first and foremost a sinner saved by God’s sovereign grace. My identity is found in Christ alone. My utmost desire is to worship, serve, and glorify God with my life.

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