posted on Oct, 12 2012 @ 10:30 PM
I want to share a story. My parents attend this Baptist church they're not members of, as they don't agree doctrinally. Anyway, they quit going to
this Wednesday night class as the focus was where other groups and religions go wrong according to the Baptist faith and message. It really bothered
them- and I agreed with them 100% on this- because if you're focusing on what you think others are doing wrong, you're not focusing on your own
salvation. People go to church to worship God and pray.
OP, I'm gonna be honest with ya. I'm a terrible Christian. Why? I sometimes skip going to church for bad reasons, I don't follow my prayer rule
very well, I'm prideful, when I look at my prayer book to prepare for communion I realize that I essentially break all of the commandments, and I
wiffle-waffle on following through with doing good works (we all know that faith without works is dead).
Anyway, I've noticed something. All of the people I admire in the faith spend way more time in prayer, good works, and generally not being anywhere
near the internet in fruitless discussions like me. I'm like the worst Christian sinner on the internet and I'm not even going to try to blame
anyone else for that.
Sure, I'll jump in and explain my views on threads regarding religion. I see a responsibility to attempt to correct incorrect information about my
faith and even answer questions if asked. Yet, what good am I really doing? I'm wasting time and stroking my own ego and not focused on what really
matters when I'm doing that. That hurts to say, but it is probably the complete truth. However, you have to be aware that nobody can
force/bully/coerce another person into the Kingdom of Heaven. We're no better than the rest of these folks here. I'm still running my race. They
don't call the Church the hospital for sinners for nothing, ya know.