The word, oh how we adore (well i know sometimes some do find it a bore). Well what i want to say is that the Bible and it's beliefs(although Christians say that they believe them and that the bible is true) is not really believed by Christians. Sure we say i believe that the bible is true because it is God's word and stuff like that, but real belief comes when we actually live out those beliefs.
We say "love your neighbours as you love yourself", true, but how many of us just hate the weird guy or girl in our class, work place, where we live? We just hate them because they are a pain in the buttocks (watch your english! ouch). Or the one about "pray for your enemies" and bless them instead of curse them. The thing about dying to self and taking up our cross?
Sure we believe in them, but from a distance. It's safer. It's easier. We have some kind of "puppy" love relationship with these beliefs (alot of them to mention) and when the going gets tough we say oh "gee, i want to bail out when it is tough and come back when it is safe again".
We all suffer from this act, we believe but not yet mature in it because we don't practice it. Help us Jesus not to be just hearers but doers as well!
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- I'm a student of Theology (currently and will always be one). I'm a student of culture and a student of music as well. I guess you could say life is a never ending journey of learning. Because of that we never stop being students. Just a little something about this blog: Deconstructing The Monkey is all about being a safe space for emerging conversations