Reading our Bible used to mean something, now all we do is fight each other over who is correct.
Reading our Bible used to mean something, until we watered it down.. let the world make a mockery of scripture by turning into “you don’t have to believe this”.
Reading our Bible used to mean getting together for study groups or maybe gathering together to discuss topics. Now, we discuss the same topics over and over, and it’s not even topics up for debate it’s a “believe this or you’re wrong” view.
Scripture used to be about preaching the truth and spreading the Gospel, now it’s about how many people can we condemn to hell and make them feel as terrible as possible and not mention a word of redemption or grace.
Scripture used to hold weight, it used to impact, but we live in a time where scripture to most is boring, outdated, or made up. Think about that for a moment..
Being a Christian used to hold an impact.. but why be an impact into this world when we as believers can just become of the world and worship God right? That’s totally okay, because I have 6 verses that back me up that are out of context and I know more than you so you can’t tell me what to do otherwise I’ll toss shade at you over social media because that’s what “Christlikeness” images right?
Being a Christian used to be a big deal until everyone started started interpreting scripture to suit there own selfish desires.
Being a believer means being held accountable right? No, it means everything you say is wrong and I’m right and if you tell me I’m wrong you’re just trying to deflect your guilty conscience.
Being a believer means surrounding yourself with others.. wrong, it means surrounding yourself with ONLY people who think the same way you do because anyone else is in the wrong or made felt uncomfortable.
Being a believer means reaching the poor and helping them, wrong it means only reaching out when it gains you follows, likes, comments to boost your pride and ego.
Being a believer means standing up for The Truth right? Wrong, you stand up then you get a few hateful comments or folks disagreeing and you water it down to suit those around you.
Being a believer means that if your friends don’t like it, then you don’t change right? Wrong, it means the moment you and a friend don’t see eye to eye you put Christianity to the side cause you can worry about that when you get older like in your 60’s right?
This isn’t meant to be sarcastic, though some may see it that way. Honestly, it breaks my heart that both scripture and being a believer in general have very little meaning anymore.. why? Because we’re set in our own little ways too afraid of change or losing friends or losing a relationship even. The VERY moment that stuff happens we toss our faith aside like it’s nothing because we don’t wanna lose anyone. Being a believer used to hold some meaning but thanks to the world telling us “hey, you can serve God and still do what you want” well.. that impact no longer bears much impact. It also does not help that many just have concluded God is false and scripture is completely made up. Thanks to the popular verses that everyone continues to shove down everyone’s throat.. most do not witness a good Christlikeness example. The twist in all this chaos is that the world is no better because it shoves it’s beliefs right back but yet the only people that get blamed are Christian’s. The world right now is in a battle of “my parents failed so I’ll just parent myself instead” but it’s clearly apparent you can’t parent when you’re underage. Our parents did not fail, we live in a world that thrives on “do whatever you want there is no bad consequences” with that logic we claim and do as we please and when told no it’s appalling because we’ve never been told no or that we are doing something wrong. All we’ve heard was “I support you”, “yes, you can”, or “it’s okay to do this”. Scriptures big verses everyone tosses around like punches without any text have lost meaning cause people are tired of hearing the same ole overused and out of context taken verses. Let’s set the record straight here, I fully believe what scripture says is sinful is exactly that. But let’s also paint a picture here, the very people in the world fighting for peace, love, and positivity are fighting for a one sided peace, love, and positivity which does not include Christian’s. It’s okay to be about those things, but when you completely dismiss someone simply because of there belief are you really accepting of all beliefs? If your sentence begins with, “I don’t mind that you believe BUT” you’ve already negated that you’re open to ALL beliefs. Let’s address the elephant in the room of, “well your belief says my belief is false.” You are free to disagree all you want.. leave it at that. But what is most heartbreaking is it is not left at that, it’s preceded to turn into an argument about how “Christianity is stupid and prayer is useless, and we’re brainwashed”.
There’s a lot here, and some of you may wonder where the solution is to all this. The solution is the person’s reading this right now. We hold within ourselves knowledge that should be shared but we don’t out of fear of what others will say. We care more about what so and so thinks than our faith in God. YOU can change this. YOU can take a stand for Scripture. YOU can take all of what you know and share it. YOU should be studying scripture for yourself, only opening your Bible once does not mean “you’re good” til next Sunday. We make excuses for our excuses. We view God as someone who sucks all the fun out of life and you couldn’t be anymore wrong.
Here’s a wake up call, the people around watch you. They see what you do, how you respond, and if you apply what you teach or say in your own life. The downfall? Those very same people conclude that all Christian’s are like that. Not only that but we make poor examples by excusing our wrongdoings.
Before someone goes all, “here he goes again acting like he’s perfect & does no wrong”. I’m not perfect, I’ve struggled for 3 years with anxiety and many other things but I am still here because of God. I still struggle and I do not claim to not deal with things. If you knew how many people have tried arguing with me over scripture or things they thought were in scripture, yes I’ve lost friends due to my faith in God but I gained new ones who hold me accountable, share there knowledge with me, pray for me daily. There’s a lot of stuff in this, but I say again the solution is YOU believers.