do not conform

Humanity is out of control, obviously.

But what has really been distressing me lately is how deeply self proclaimed Christians have fallen into western culture. From burying ourselves in all kinds of debt, believing in and working for the American dream of wealth and success that has been spoon fed to us since birth, to pride, selfishness and materialism that inhibits our ability to step outside of ourselves and take notice of others, to all types of addiction and idolatry, conforming to the ways of the world in every way imaginable.. I could go on, just look around.

Biblical scripture says that we are saved by grace and that salvation comes to us through faith as a gift from God and I believe that’s what it means.

Here’s my dilemma though: I’m not satisfied with just believing in Christ without actually following him, going to church once a week and living life in selfishness outside of the religious building. I believe that we have been called to do more in life than just sit in our faith, take up space and self serve, and we need to be praying and searching with everything in us to figure out exactly what that is.

Also worth noting: I think it is incredibly foolish for self proclaimed Christians to sit around gossiping and pointing fingers in judgment at the way other people live their lives at any given time. i.e., what political candidate they’re voting for, whether they prefer to use the word pissed instead of angry, if they sometimes drink alcohol, if they get pregnant out of wedlock and don’t consider that child of God to be an unplanned mistake, if they drop out of school, struggle with an addiction, celebrate Halloween, refuse a flu vaccine, eat gluten, decide against having children, not attend church weekly or whatever else you could possibly unnecessarily judge someone for, all while the world is quite literally falling down around us.

Something needs to change and change starts with us.

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