Thieves, adulterers, child molesters, back-stabbers.
And that's just the clergy.
I get many emails, talk to many people, hear and read many things...and one of the most common themes I hear is how much people HATE CHURCH, and HATE THE PEOPLE WHO GO THERE, and the HORRIBLE ABUSE THEY HAVE SUFFERED IN "God's" House.
I agree with you. I have seen things that physically nauseate me.
Just a tiny list of what I have personally witnessed (and yes, I CAN provide names, dates, times & places; I simply choose not to):
Well, I could of course go on & on, but it tires me.
I know what the problem is. Yes, and I can and will explain 100% of the entire problem to you: We have taken the following Bible verse and scratched it out, cut it out with scissors, any means possible to get it the hell away from us....but it is STILL the Word of GOD, and YOU need to absorb it into your soul, and make it the guidepost of your life:
Can you actually tell people that they should IMITATE YOU?!?!?!?
Regularly you will hear a preacher say something to the effect, "Don't look at me...I will always let you down...only look to Jesus."
You see, all of the pollutions that have crept into the Church, EACH AND EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM, come from ignoring First Corinthians 11:1. Priests wear robes, to show it is not them who's talking, but God...From the prayers to the liturgy to the voters meetings to the sermons to the raped 15 year old girls IT IS ALL THE SAME....Now LISTEN VERY CAREFULLY:
To most people, The Righteousness of Christ is something worn occasionally on the outside, NOT something that grows from the inside.
That righteousness is seen as an external, foreign agent, instead of your true and genuine birthright.
I could write a lot more, but if you don't get it now you probably won't.
Besides...I have to go...my next appointment is here...we've been working on her self respect.
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