Thursday, September 25, 2008

Get out of my Face, Your in my Space!

One thing I can't stand in life are people that condemn others based on their interpretation of the bible. Usually, these people are also the ones that try and force religion down your throat. If you aren't a Christian but are seeking a relationship with Christ, you can feel overwhelmed or even turned off to the whole idea when someone confronts you the wrong way.

For the most part, Methodists are pretty passive. We give a message and you receive how you feel fit. We avoid phrases like: "Your going to burn in hell if you don't believe...". Other popular denominations love these phrases and use them liberally.

I have friends at school who are very closed minded about their religion. It's their way or the highway sort of thing. You can never have a conversation with them because they are so set in their theology. Think of how much better we would be if we stopped and learned from one another. So many non-believers don't believe because today's Christians are painted in such negative light. Others are pushed out of the church for their beliefs.

So... do you think you can meet me in the middle next time?


Brett Royal said...

Is there a right way and a wrong way to interpret the Bible? Does anything go?

Johnathan "J2" said...

In some situations yes, there is a wrong way to interpret the bible. If you are using the book to hurt someone. I don't know what really goes and what doesn't. That would depend on the crowd.