If you just scoffed at the title, you may be about to prove my points. Be careful.
I want you to listen to this amazing song before or while you read this blog post. It will help keep you grounded. The best way to tell you what we’re doing wrong is to exemplify what is right. “They Will Know We are Christians By Our Love” does that.
Are you ready? I will be covering a lot of ground with this post and will mince no words. There are reasons why I’ve never used the word “suck” on this blog before. Mostly it’s because I’ve been saving it for this. Listen. Don’t tune me out.
Why have we developed such a dispassion for the world and for pain? How is it even possible that almost an entire society of people that have the antidote for life, sin, and eternity can be so afflicted with their own disease?
We have mastered the art of human organization. We’ve hammered out a religion large and comfortable enough to provide a home for millions of people to live in. Yet, somehow, we’ve buried God somewhere beneath the foundation of the church. You see, this is OUR affliction. We’ll do what we want, and only pull God out whenever we don’t know what to do from the mountain of emotions weighing us down. You can’t really bury God, but we try oh so very hard. Is it any wonder God almost never answers us like we want to.
When we DO have problems, we talk to one another at church. At church, we can cough up all kinds of cliches. We say we’ll pray for one another, yet we simply do not. We say “turn to God.” That simply means it’s not your problem anymore, right?
Is there any substance anymore? Why do we have a cliche for everything? Even our worship music is cliche. On Sundays I wake up, go to church, listen to the EXACT SAME MESSAGE every week, and go out into the world.
Out in the world, we make the world nauseous. We’re rude, stuck-up, weak, overbearing creatures just trying to defend the shell of what we’ve created. I am a Christian, and Christians make me sick. Imagine what that feels like to a lost world. We are to be the food to feed an insatiable hunger a world without Jesus desires. We are just not. We fail, miserably.
Jesus Christ didn’t die for nothing; this I know with all of my heart. Why do we act like he did? Sometimes I feel I must live on the fringes of Christianity because my strongly held beliefs based totally and sincerely on the Bible are not appreciated in the church.
We like to act like Christianity is no place for doubts or for pain. Sin has no place in the church. We are inhuman.
Listen. I seek God everyday. He is every reason I live, and Jesus has so graciously saved me. But somehow, I sin. I have doubts on God’s power and salvation. I have intense emotion pain. We all do! That’s part of being human. We need to stop telling people to “Let go and let God” and instead say that we’ll get through this together WITH God.
But I can’t take this religious mess Satan has humbly helped us create right now. I can only try to be different. I’ll continue to try to be a light to a lost world, even if I must do it all by myself.
The religion of Christianity sucks.
Not all of them, but most of them.
Be the exception.