When I read these blogs from people who are kind of giving Sunday school lessons in every post, I wonder what they’re hiding. I mean, their lives can’t be that simple. They can’t always be that cheery, defined, Sunday school teacher version of themselves. I like to imagine their situations. I like to think that many of them have been raised Christian. I assume they attended a Christian school, were home-schooled, or their parents were extremely protective outside of school. I then, picture most of them continuing on schools like BJU, Pensacola, Marantha, Liberty, or Clearwater. They’ve rarely or never had their faith tested. And when they have, they’ve not questioned theology. It may not be the case, but that’s what I imagine, mostly because that was the path my life could have taken.
Sometimes, though I’m ashamed to admit it, I wish they’d have to be put in a situation to test their own advice. When a Christian woman’s counseling blog tells women that they should always want to have sex with their husbands and if they don’t, they shouldn’t be surprised when they cheat; I kind of wish that they would get cheated on. It’s not so simple when it’s you is it? When I read the pro-life blogs, I wonder what people think of war. Can you reduce innocent lives to collateral damage? Is that really what Christ would do? Are those innocent lives less important because they are tangled with war? I kind of wish that they would be put in that situation. When I hear that depression is a lack of faith, I kind of wish those people would experience it. Yeah, I’m not proud of those thoughts, but they are there. But is it really that awful of me to make people want to do what they are telling others to do? If they are willing to shackle others with their personal theologies, shouldn’t they be perfectly fine living them out? But for some reason, maybe it’s presentation, when I tell them I hope they experience it someday; I’m awful. Well, I’m sorry I’m cruel for wishing you had to take your own advice someday; but on the other hand, if it’s so awful… why are you giving that advice?
Thank God I’m only encouraging honesty, and struggle for truth on here.
But even worse than that, when I’m not wishing that people would eat their words, I’m wondering if they even think at all. Have they ever really asked themselves the tough questions? Do they really not see what is the tension with God’s omniscience, omnipotence, omni-benevolence and evil’s existence? Do they simply sit in church and nod, and take the pastor’s view as truth inherently? Do they really believe that the way we, in America right now, are reading the Bible the only way it can be read? Do they really think we are the light of the world? Do they really believe that we are the be all end all of Biblical interpretation and therefore the authority on salvation for all time? Really? Come on, I know you’re not thinking now…
Again, if God is truth, then why are you so afraid of questions?