I sincerely thank you for sharing all this excellent information. My prayers are that you read it all with an open mind and pray for your inner guidance to guide you to the truth within it. However, also read the opposing viewpoints with the same open , critical mind. We do not need to convince others of a truth in order to accept it ourselves. If we feel that need, it most likely is a very weak truth and should be examined more thoroughly.
I’m a convert, so I started from the other POV. My family still is Protestant. I’ve gotten used to having to defend my faith to them.