After leaving Protestant Evangelicalism,and making my journey toward Orthodoxy,I have asked myself the question,If I decide to return to Evangelicalism,what denomination would I go back to? If Orthodoxy isn't the true church which is it? To me the answer can't be found easily,one is basically left to denying the faith all together!! Christian teaching isn't a buffet line,you can't just pick this and choose that,you must embrace everything. But I choose not to just having Jesus as my savior and being blown to and fro by every wind of doctrine,this is the case of the Protestant,but embracing a faith,that is whole and complete.
Some good thoughts there, Denny. Look... I spent 44 years as a committed evangelical. Many times I had Ravi Zacharias and his wife Margi in my home. Our children grew up together. As a teen I represented the youth of our city during a Leighton Ford crusade (Dr. Ford was intimately connected to the Billy Graham Crusade Ministry). Navigators, Campus Crusade for Christ, Christian Businessmen... I could go on but I'm sure you get the message. When I became Orthodox some eighteen years ago, I too had to battle with my personal doubts and overcome many hurdles. It occurred to me that the Lord knew my heart (as he knows yours). He made me, died for me, fully accepts me and knows the intent of my heart. If the Orthodox Church was NOT His Body, surely He would lead me to greener pastures. He's not anxiously waiting to squash me... to condemn me. So, Denny, it seems to me that you can entrust yourself to the Church, the Orthodox Church, without undue concern that you "might be making a fatally wrong decision". After all these years I can't imagine returning to the evangelicalism of my younger years, albeit, I also do not readily condemn my evangelical brothers and sisters as some are wont to do. In fact, I know many (my sister and her husband) who love the Lord and live sacrificial lives. Who am I to sit in judgment upon them?
All the best to you.