Andy. You want an easy answer, go Jesus, go Allah, go atheist. I’m a Jew. My obligation is to wrestle, to engage. It’s not to just blindly believe. That’s how I see it.I agree that atheism seems like an easy answer. However, Jesus has been anything but. Recently, I attended an Awana graduation ceremony. Their theme song for the older kids was, Liberty Alumni, Toby Mac's "Me without you". Personally, I cannot stand that song.
I'd be packin' my bags when I need to stayHonestly, I have been told by many that pray for me that I should be packing my bags and I don't need to stay. Earlier this week, a woman who believes that God sometimes tells her the contents of her mailbox, told me God doesn't want me to get comfortable where I am. Still, likewise some are convinced that I need to stay.
I'd be chasin' every breeze that blows my way
I'd be building my kingdom just to watch it fade away
I try not to chase every breeze, but many are convinced that I follow the wrong currents. While devoted to Christ, I chose a seminary where the former Dean thinks that I am going to hell. When you sign up who predicts that? With God things do not seem easier, but like most Christians, I converted before adulthood and don't know how my life would be any different without Christ.
The song sounds frustrating and trite. Given everything, where I need to stay is still as much of a mystery as the contents of my mailbox. After proving over and over again that I have a lot to learn, sometimes I wonder what I would be without Christ and if I would be better off.
PS - Many have told me that jealousy motivates my blog, tweets, and youtube videos. There have only really been a couple of people that I have coveted. Langworthy is one, but for a strange reason. The guy was a serial child molester and the longest he did not work or volunteer with a church was a year. It is frustrating to see a serial child molester have such a ministry.