semi pelagianism is also about the end times as far as i know.
but none of the non orthodox theories appropriately explains the orthodox perspective, so it's best just to learn the orthodox way really well, and then go back to the other theories later if u want to put it into perspective.
i can tell u a giraffe is a bit like a horse, but once u meet the giraffe, u will understand how unique it is!
i used to annoy people at church as a teenager (i was an annoying teenager!) when refusing to take a stand on the calvin / arminius debate (sovreignty / free will). i concluded in my precocious way, that they both had some good points to make but neither had completely got it right.
early signs of orthodoxy!
welcome to the forum; there are lots of former protestants here. i am also from uk.
it took me a couple of years to decide to take the plunge, and in this time i went to several protestant and orthodox churches. i also took the opportunity to visit catholic churches and also take half the catholic catechumen class, as i wanted to be sure i wasn't missing anything out.
i found i could relax when listening to the orthodox sermons, as i knew they were not dodgy!
have u got good reading material? metropolitan kallistos ware (formerly know as timothy ware) has written 2 great introductory books; the orthodox church (which i haven't read) and the orthodox way, which is a bit philosophical, but good.
anything by father peter farrington (another poster here and also from uk) is very good (especially if u like the comprehensive perspective). his books are available on lulu (self publishing website).