Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Offended In Church
S'okay. Don't be offended by recycling.
I missed church the other night as I was talking with a friend. It reminded me of another friend who, when I mentioned that I had to get to an evening service, was all, "What? Twice in one day? Bummer."
It would be a bummer for him. Church means God, and God means pain, torture and judgment. Who wants more of that?
If you play poker, you know all about "tells". This attitude of wanting to avoid God is a 'tell' that that person has no relationship with God.
You might be thinking that that is OBVIOUS. Not done yet, sport.
You see, there are a LOT of people who consider themselves "Christian" because of the church they grew up in.
But they 'outgrew' their faith and now visit churches only for funerals and weddings.
You can fool yourself, but you can't fool God. He knows who is praying and who is playing.
I have been offended in church. Not by Christians, but by wannabes going through the motions attempting to act "Christian enough" for the few minutes they must be in attendance. It is repugnant to me and I believe that it is also repugnant to God. False worship makes Him angry.
Bottom line: if you aren't a Christian, please stay away from church. A sincere sinner is better than a hypocritical one.