1) I prayed the sinners prayer a while ago. I think I am a Christian as I more or less believe in the Christian principles and the Bible. But how do I know for sure that "it worked"? I am not 100% convinced, just sort of comfortable and happy to try to believe. Is that enough for the time being?
2) I would like to join a bible believing church, but there is none here in Stockholm, Sweden where I live. We have a "state church" which is by FAR the biggest denomination. They practically don't believe in anything in the bible, including virgin birth etc. Other options are Pentecostals and and an American style Evangelical "health&wealth" church. That doesn't appeal to me at all. Other than that there are only very small groups that would be hard to join as an outsider. I really don't know what to do. Is it better to join "any" church, than no church at all?
3) I am worried about people thinking me crazy for being a Christian. Sweden is an extremely secular country. Despite most people being a member of the "state church" and paying tax to it, hardly anyone actually believes in God. It's considered extremly strange. I really don't know how to handle the situation with my friends and relations. They will believe I have gone bonkers for sure! If I become active in any church other than the state church (and i am already a member there, since birth) they will think I am a in a sect, which, to most peoples mind is everything other than the state church. I have tried bringing up Christianity a couple of times to get an idea of peoples reaction and I can tell that there is no point even talking about it - they think the Bible is a story book for gullible and backwards people... What do I tell them, if anything?