By The Way... This Does Not Apply To Everybody...
If The Shoe Fits Wear It:)
I think I know what causes
the destructive practice I outline on this
page... Are you ready for the horrible truth?
Here it comes... It appears
that many Christians are brain washed by their
leaders. Yes, I am sad to tell you that most
denominations censor the outside world and
thoughts of other Brothers and Sisters in-Christ,
in the same manner as would a cult. Denomination
leaders are convinced that there is no truth
other than theirs and they can't learn any
more... furthermore, they are the only ones who
will be in the Kingdom... and... "your
opinion is worthless."
I am sorry to say that from
all appearances it is cult-like and not appearing
to contain the love and wisdom from Jesus. These
folks are cruel and rude to others who have a
thought or may want to exchange their ideas for
growth. I see little ladies turn into horrible
monsters of wrath when an idea or thought is
expressed that is not in line with their belief.
Their conduct is anything but Christ-like.
Now Remember... I am a
Christian. If this description fits you,
take it as constructive criticism. The Christian
community really needs to work on being more
tasteful and kinder in our conveyance of God's
word. If you truly believe in our Lord, Jesus
then you must know HIM well enough to know that
this conduct is not from HIM.
This happens to me a lot...
One Christian calls another to talk about a point
of interest in the bible. Within seconds the hair
is standing up on the back of their necks and
they are on the attack! The person who was called
is telling the caller all about his credentials
and how he/she knows everything there is to know
about that subject... or any other subject
covered in the bible. Within another few seconds
he/she is telling you what's wrong with you. The
preachin' they just put on you was not relevant
to the subject you mentioned but it gave them an
opportunity to show their wisdom and 'score' with
God. You learned your lesson! It's not likely you
will ever open a conversation that could lead to
true growth and maybe even the key to the
They Think God Needs
Trust me... God does not
need you to defend him from anybody (or me).
Maybe that deep-thinking person called to talk
about issues and answers that the intellectual
community needs to hear. But you can't enter into
an informative fact-finding conversation. You're
so insecure and scared of your own lack of
knowledge that you just start defending God with
your limited understanding! Immediately you start
with your grade school mentality of scripture and
understanding... YOU START PREACHING... Throwing
one-liner passages that you have committed to
Consider this: If you can't
exercise your intellect and soul power by asking
God ~ WHY ~ How will you ever get to the point
you can witness to a person who really has
questions and needs? At this point in your
spiritual career you can only witness to
simple-minded people who don't know enough to ask
the obvious questions that the more brainy,
secular world asks.
You're happy in Christ! Now
grow in knowledge by asking! Grow enough to
engage in stimulating fact-finding conversations.
Do you really think you already know so much that
you don't need to grow in understanding and
issues? Many of you well intended Christians
sound like you know ALL there is to know.
Yeah I Know...
Right now (most of you)
you're thinking what an egghead I am and how
wrong I am. After all you've probably got the
monopoly on divine knowledge... I (or anybody
else) can't be as well founded in the faith as
you. You've got the credentials... you are well
informed... you've memorized the passages and
(most) all verses that apply to just about
anything. You've memorized rebuttals and
comebacks for just about any statement that could
be made. Some of you are still wet behind the
ears and have lived 20 or 30 years... furthermore
you were saved a few months or a few years ago
and you really know most everything.
Congratulations! You probably turn many people
sick and away from the gospel.
Maybe you're a 70 (some-odd)
year-old Christian Soldier and you surely must
know about everything! You've schooled and
influenced thousands of Christians in your long
life. You even take it upon yourself to scold or
straighten out anybody who states an opinion...
even while their words are still echoing in the
room... You've jumped right down his/her throat
and explained the issue and how wrong they are...
really makes no difference if what they said was
100% accurate... it must be restated by YOU
reflecting your eternal and divine wisdom. You've
got descriptive phrases that make you comfortable
with your backward turn-offs such as,
"Righteous Indignation" and so on.....
That a person actually opens
a topic for discussion... They're really asking
for trouble here! If there happens to be five
Christians in the room... you'll have five
Christians settin' you straight! Individually
they may be divided in their own knowledge but
collectively they can tell you that... "you
Chest all puffed up...
breathin' heavy... eyes all aglare... ready for
Get out of my way, shut-up and listen! Get ready
for MY version of "how to do it". Don't
bother with any kind of intelligent discussion,
my little mind is made and I ain't got room for
any other viewpoints.
The Real Killer Of The
That person who dedicates
his/her time to committing the bible to memory...
This person can quote scripture sideways,
upside-down or head-on!
MAN! To hear'em talk it scares you while it bores
you to tears. You must be kind... It may be the
only accomplishment in their lives that can set
them above everybody else! After a while they
really believe that memory work and being able to
pray long, involved, wordy prayers gets them to
heaven. It has been my experience that these
folks are beyond reach. It's a good thing God
loves them but the world does not like their
ways. If the "world" doesn't like them
then the "world" won't pay attention to
their divine wisdom. Wisdom that you were endowed
with to help the less spiritually endowed (the
world) become aware of God's plan... "The
Gospel!" Are they wasting the gift God gave
These poor, misinformed,
mental midgets get praise from the less
therefore affirming that they must be Holy
Disciples of God.
If you run across one of
these folks,,,, RUN! They sure make it hard on
the genuine, spirit-filled Christian to have an
intelligent, interesting discussion.
This is how most Christians
are viewed by society... I really can't argue
Take a LQQK at yourself...
can you be a better representative of God?
Still your friend,