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About Me: I used to believe that evolution was reasonable, that homosexuality was genetic, and that people became Christians because they couldn't deal with the 'reality' that this life was all there was. I used to believe, that if there was a heaven - I could get there by being good - and I used to think I was more or less a good person. I was wrong on all counts. One day I finally had my eyes opened and I saw that I was not going to go to heaven, but that I was certainly going to suffer the wrath of God for all my sin. I saw myself as a treasonous rebel at heart - I hated God for creating me just to send me to Hell - and I was wretched beyond my own comprehension. Into this spiritual vacuum Jesus Christ came and he opened my understanding - delivering me from God's wrath into God's grace. I was "saved" as an adult, and now my life is hid in Christ. I am by no means sinless, but by God's grace I am a repenting believer - a born again Christian.
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Thursday, April 21, 2005
Idolatry - The Art of Mimicry
I love to read the forums on Sermonindex.net. There is a particular user there, who goes by the unfortunate moniker of 'bubbaguy.' This fellow has a rather sad understanding of the bible - that is, he believes that it is full of errors.

Naturally, he also feels more than qualified however, to judge what is to be believed and what can be discarded.

In the end, he believes as much as he feels comfortable with, throws the rest out the window, and creates for himself a watered down version of the bible, which ultimately assists him in worshipping his watered down (and therefore illegitimate) version of God and Jesus Christ.

It doesn't hurt so much that he continues to make a fool of himself, but he does so in a way that brings much abuse to the name of Christ. Not to single him out - I am sure I bring abuse to the name of Christ too, but I hope that I do so in blind rather than willful ignorance.

It is one thing to make my own God and worship it - and quite another to take the real God, put him into a mould that suits my tastes, and impose that same God on others.

How many of us make our own Christ? Even among those of us who truely believe the scriptures and would not alter them - knowing the truth is not the same as believing the truth.
posted by Daniel @ 2:42 PM  
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