Are you mad at God? Yelling at Him and asking, “Why are you doing this to me?!” That might be a good thing.
New Testament Book # 08 – 2 Corinthians
Does Christian gossip make you want to avoid church? Do Christians gossip? Yes. Even in church? Yes. We are people, so the answer’s got to be yes. No, we aren’t supposed to. But just stopping at yes we do and no we shouldn’t – well, that’s just not good enough. Let’s face it, Christians who gossip do make people want to avoid church.
Which god do you worship and why do you love it/him/her? There are many gods, and people worship them for various reasons. Ultimately, I believe salvation is at the root of why people worship various gods. However, at the same time, we need to know – salvation from what? Does our god of choice save us from a boring life? A life of poverty? Or does our god promise something beyond this existence we’re currently living?
Why do churches need PPP loans from the government? Yes, I have issues with nixing church and government. But that’s not what my question is about. It’s why do churches need these loans? Why are they short of funds? The easy answer is COVID. But is that too easy? For some, if not many or most, I believe it is too easy.
Jesus said, Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. But where are the peacemakers? In Isaiah, God asked who He should send, and one person said, Here I am! Send me! Where is that person today? Is there really no one willing to be God’s messenger today? Are there really no sons of God left? It appears that the answer to both is a resounding NO! Jesus can ask, who will speak for me. But no one’s answering. Like an ostrich with its head in the sand, we can’t hear.
Trump shouldn’t decide when churches open! You may have seen the headline from CNBC, or something like it: Trump slams governors, demands they open houses of worship ‘right now’. But you know what? It’s not up to the governors to decide when churches open either. I’ve often argued that separation of church and state – if done correctly – is a good thing. The government should not dictate religion. If we learned anything from history, it should have been that many people came to “the new world” – eventually much of it to become the U.S. – to avoid the royal version of religion back in Europe. But we haven’t really learned much, have we?