Growing up in the Southern Baptist tradition, we were taught that we born sinners; we are flawed due to a rib woman eating an apple that a talking snake told her to eat. We are seen as weak and Jesus is strong. Isn’t amazing that Christianity strives to keep it’s followers weak instead of encouraging their strength. Anytime a Christian does something that is perceived to be against their invisible sky daddy they see themselves as failures. Too many times I’ve been told that I failed God and that I was never a ‘true’ Christian. To those people I would say…If being a TRUE Christian means telling a non-believer that they should be beheaded, hung, stoned to death or castrated so that they cannot spread the seed of Satan, I will admit that I was never a ‘true’ Christian.
I can understand the reasoning behind telling believers that they’re flawed and in need of a savior. As long as people continue to believe that they are horrible sinners in need of a savior, they will continue to fill churches every Sunday. As long as they continue to fill churches the offering plate continues to stay full. The more people they can convince that they’re flawed, broken, impure and lost sinners, the more money they can bring into the church and into the pastor’s pocket. Now I know there will be people who criticize me for saying that the pastors fill their pockets, but the next time you drive by a church on Sunday, look at the cars in the parking lot. Chances are the Mercedes is parked in the Pastors designated parking space.
If you never remember anything I share with you on this blog, please remember this…You are NOT flawed, you are NOT weak, you are NOT broken, you are NOT impure and you are NOT a lost sinner! You are perfect just the way you are. Never allow anyone to bring you down to their level. Force them to come up to your level instead and if they refuse they are not worth your time. Live the life YOU want to live, according your own standards. Be kind to others and treat others the way THEY want to be treated and you will have friends for life.