What do you have against churches; people that know me would always ask. Really though, what do I have against churches? Truth is; it is not the church I have my reservations about, but the individuals. There was a point in my life when the void became so unbearable that I had to seek God for myself. You know, a lot of people run around claiming to be born-again Christians, but can never say anything tangible regarding the certainty that God is or an existence of an actual relationship with him/it. I use “It” because of the absence of gender right??? I mean, we are either born into a Christian home, forced to attend church services, or were told it was the only right thing to do… and many more reasons you could point out if you are sincere…. You know how a reckless driver would scream “What do you know about driving, I have been driving for many years”, same way you could be “born-again” for so long, yet void of the main essence.
OK so back to seeking God; I turned a new leaf, sort and joined a church I connected with, even joined the workforce in my church. But the void was still there! I remember going home after each service, wondering if that life was all Christianity is about. Most times, when you turn born-again (with limited knowledge of course) you suddenly become the most judgmental, boring and blinded human being on earth. It’s almost as though the brain is rendered useless and you go with what you are taught as opposed to actually using logic. The church would preach that the things of the spirit can never be comprehended with the human mind; which I am not totally refuting, but why did God give us brains then? Why did Jesus (according to the bible) say “come, let us reason together”, why did the bible urge us to go back after every teachings like the Berean Christian, to confirm that what we are taught is actually true, if logic is to be tossed? As a person thirsty for God, I’d ask my pastor so many questions he didn’t have answers to and he’d tell me to go home and ask the Spirit to open my eyes!!! Child puleaseeeeee! How do I go about that as a fresher? Honestly, I still don’t have answers to so many questions but I know better than I knew. At least now, I cannot be cajoled into accepting some Bull concocted by mere man! Bull including the marriage Vow that we can’t seem to live up to, who is a good person, tithing and so much more. I NEVER SAID MARRIAGE IS BULL OOO!!!
Uurrrghhhhh! There are so many things I want to talk about that I know people would find difficult taking in, but I’d thread carefully *Not looking to start a religious war*. After coming across a site “BrotherofYeshua”, a lot of things started to make sense; even though I still have some doubts lol! I know right… my wahala is too much.
I could go on and on with this post, but that would take forever. So no, I have no problem with the church… but the people are the church right?