Friday, September 7, 2007

Why are we so afraid?

Why are we so afraid to have an opinion when it comes to God and morality?

I'm not nearly as radical as I would like to be, yet most mainstream Christians will never share any of their beliefs with another unbeliever. Sometimes... actually, ALL the time I feel like I am the only one in the world who has anything to say about the matter.

Christ is my life, and the reason that other Christians are "Christians" is because we have decided to follow Christ. When we get saved, that means that we are allowing God to have our life and we will do our best to do His will. So, with that being said, why would we be so afraid to tell others about that which is most important in our lives; or so we say.

This is my problem. My dilemma. I'm sure that I am being very bold in saying this, but I feel that most Christians are outright lying throughout most of their "christian" lives, and that is also the reason that nonbelievers hate us. Crowds come to church and sing I am a friend of God, I am a friend of God, He calls me friend, but I can't sing with them. I don't believe that's true! It's a nice idea, sure, but are you really God's friend? Does He share His secrets with you? Do you both hang out whenever you have a chance? Is He that high on your priority list? Do you take Him out places with you? These things are what friends do. I know in my heart that I have a long long road ahead of me before God would call me His friend.

God is first a Father, and if so many of us struggle with this first step, then why would we just jump to being His friend? (none of this is meant for any offense towards Israel and a New Breed).

How about all the songs that say that "we love God." Now, I know that's true for me, but how much of the congregation actually loves God? I sit and wonder what God is thinking when we sing these things to Him.

Isaiah 29:13 The Lord says: "These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men.

How much of the church is actually in love with God? I would like to think that we truly are, and that all the people I talk to at church all the time truly are. I would like to think that along with everyone else who's faking it, but I can't.

Why are we so afraid? Why are we so afraid to be that person we told God we would be? Why are we afraid, while the wicked are free to do what they want? Why are we afraid!?

I can't be the only one to say something.