12 Reasons Some Don’t Give God a Chance:
~There are many ornery and judgmental people who say they are Christians.…
~Hate organized religion.
~Churches just want your money.
~They don’t accept gays. Or addicts. Or…
~Something really bad happened in church.
~Hate Bible beaters or anybody who shoves their opinions down your throat.
~TV preachers are nuts.
~All the Jesus movies are cheesy.
~Science has explained everything already.
~So many religions and none of them agree, so probably ALL are wrong.
~Lots of celebrity atheists now.
~Your own __________ .
Notice anything about the list? Most of them have nothing to do with GOD. All of them have to do with His FOLLOWERS. Or those who SAY they are, anyway. That’s a problem. Hey, I AM one, and I get it. I’ve been burned by people I thought were following the same “God is Love” guy I was.
Might have chapped a few doubters in my day as well.
But would you quit driving your Chevy if GM’s CEO was a perv? Or never drink water because Detroit’s is tainted?
And you can’t see there are hypocrites in the bars n clubs too?
Christians ain’t perfect. Jesus’ 12 disciples weren’t perfect, and they were standin’ right by Him! It ain’t “PERFECT” Jesus is looking for. Uh-uh. Nope. Just “yes.” We take our wounded, fleshy heart and give it to Him. He is the only “perfect.” And with that one nod of “yes we get IN on “Perfect’s” ticket.
THEN you find Perfect will take you where you need to go. Show you “church” is His body…all His people everywhere. And will help you find a group of them where you can serve and learn.
EPHESIANS 4:15-16… speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become the mature body of Him who is the head, that is, Christ. From Him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.