Far be it for man to know what they believe

I’m pissed.  I am going to go ahead and warn you that I’m probably going to offend Christianity in this post, so if you fall into this catagory… AS I DO…  than you might want to just save yourself the stress.  Today I went to church that I’ve been to for 4 years.  They were short people to carry the offering plates.. and Mr. Schofield came and asked me to carry one.  I am wearing jeans, a belt, a t-shirt, and a hoodie zipup.  I get out of the pew, take a plate and am stepping off with the guys, when another deacon takes it away from me, and looks at Mr. Schofield and says “He can’t serve the pass the plate dressed like that.”  He picks a gentleman with long sleeves and asks him to take my place.   I of course pass the plate and don’t give him anything but a confused look that someone could be so ABSOLUTELY IGNORANT!   Heaven forbid that you judge a man by the substance of the human heart, rather than the clothes he gathers about himself.

How about opening your bible?  How about following the nature of God rather than the nature of man?  I feel like most Christian i know just do whatever they’ve been raised to do.. they won’t stop to think for themselves.. to stop and think about the standard they live to.. and why do they live to it?   Look at the pagan culture behind every major holiday, but we as Christians line up at Wal-Mart to buy and buy.. and decorate our pagan trees, and hang our pagan wreaths.. We do what we were raised to do.. we don’t even stop to analyze if these things are righteous.. we don’t even stop to think of the words coming out of our minister’s mouth are truth.  If you can’t find it in the word.. than look at the nature of what is being told.. if you can’t match the words or spirit to those of Jesus to those of the bible.. then this is not of God..

   So I know none of you want to hear all this.. I’m just sick and tired of being told that I’m a ‘Christian rebel’ because I gravitate towards the word and away from ‘the way it’s always been done’   So I make this decleration to you now.   I will never dress up for Church again.    Never.

 

       1 Timothy 2:9-10, 1 Peter 3:2-5


3 thoughts on “Far be it for man to know what they believe”

  1. I’m sure you’ve heard the song before and know the words better than I do, but it goes something like
    “If we are the body, why aren’t His arms reaching? Why aren’t His hands healing? Why aren’t His words teaching?
    And if we are the body, Why aren’t His feet going? Why is His love not showing them there is a way?
    “Jesus paid much too high a price for us to pick and choose who should come…
    “And we ARE the body of Christ.”
    I think the group that sings it is Casting Crowns.
    Anyway, your comments just made me think of the song and how important it is to make EVERYONE feel welcome to share in church services.
    I am so sorry you were hurt today.
    I am afraid there will always be those who want to pick and choose who should be there, I hope you will remember you don’t come to please them, but rather Him who you come to worship. Church isn’t a haven for the perfect, but a place for us, the imperfect mortals we are, to grow more like the people we want to become
    (too preachy? hope not)

    Pam

  2. Pam.. I LOVE YOU.

    another song I think you should listen to is “stained-glass masquerade” by Casting Crowns as well. very much describes what you are talking about.

  3. great song suggestion jason. about you never dressing up…does that mean you’ll be wearing jeans and a hoodie at your wedding? cuz if so i’ll dress to match, lol. jk dude. sorry that guy was such a loser.

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