I had no spiritual beliefs at all until I was about 40. Then I identified myself as a "Christian" because I was neither Jew nor Muslim, Hindu nor Buddhist. I have a degree in Biblical Archaeology, but many BA's are agnostics, at best. It was a sermon on the Prodigal Son (Luke 15) that made me realize that I was a combination of both the younger and the older son. In my older son mode, I didn't think I had to be "saved". I could not understand what I had done to require saving. The minister, Bryant Wright, framed this so perfectly that I could not deny that I had placed myself before everyone, most importantly God. Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior, and I thank God that moment came before it was too late.