Friday, July 30, 2010

Conforming to Christianity

Here's the thing. Anne Rice made her statement, and many are writing their opinions, but I'm seeing that most are wrong in there conclusions about Christianity. If personal pronouns were poo, they would be knee deep right now. "I, me, my, our, we, etc...", what they (and sadly most people) fail to realize is that being a Christian has nothing to do with what we do, but everything to do with what Christ has already done.

Our community is just that, a community. We come together as groups in like-minded belief, still retaining the individuality that God has made in us. Hence the many different denominations, and the many different churches within each denomination. We share, we love, we gather together. Admittedly we are called to uphold certain truths, but not out of any requirement, or to earn/keep anything given to us. No, on the contrary, we are free, free to make the right choices in love.

And regardless of what the mainstream 'Christian' media tells us we must believe or do, there is but one thing, and that is the Glorious Gospel of Christ:

"Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures"
1 Corinthians 15:1-4

1 comment:

  1. Amen! Thanks for writing this Paul.