Me against all Christendom (Calling you)
I am in the oddest of places. I have found faith in God by attending a local church and in the past been involved in several churches. Not only was I involved in Sunday school and dramas, I was a youth pastor for several years as well. But in all of this, I find that I do not agree with the gospel the church sells to people. What puts me in the oddest of places is, I was drawn to God with the church gospel. I was not drawn to God by what I read in my bible.
It isn’t that the gospel I find in my bible would not draw me to the Lord, for certainly it would and probably more sincerely. It is simply a matter of a fact that I never was exposed to the gospel I read.
My blog “The Gospel According to the Gospel” is dedicated to presenting the gospel I find in scripture, defending it and debunking the gospel of the church. This however puts me up against all of Christendom. It is literally me against all Christianity. I as a small voice in a vast arena of voices am trying to change the mindset of the church on what our gospel is.
Is it that I am crazy for thinking that I am right and the rest of Christendom is wrong? Do I suffer from a messiah complex and try to draw people away? Is there any bases in scripture for a whole group of people to get something all wrong? Is there any bases in scripture for all the chosen people of God to miss something, or does scripture show constantly that the body of God’s chosen people always understands, always perceives all things? Does scripture support mob ideology for the standard of truth or does it support truth?
Even Jesus taught that the people of God as a whole can be totally out in left field, missing what could have been theirs. Not missing what could have been theirs because it was hidden, but missing what was right in front of their faces. I too contend that the church misses what should be right in front of our faces, and this being our gospel. The church proclaims it is the vehicle of the gospel and I contend it is the vehicle of another gospel. So am I crazy or am I standing up and doing something that will make me distinct from a whole group of people that missed what was right in front of their faces.
Can you think of a whole group of people, that Jesus taught about, who got it all wrong? Would you want to have been one of the people who got it right? Even if you were the only one? If you want to be one of the ones who gets it right, study “The Gospel According to the Gospel”