It’s Jesus For Me

Been having some interesting conversations with some people lately.

A Jehovah’s Witness.

Someone into Reiki.

Someone who’s open to and been involved with multiple things.

I minored in philosophy and religious studies so I know a lil about several things.

I had an interesting thought when talking to the last person I mentioned.

All the religions that I know of, all the philosophy, all the astrology, all the everything have a root and basis in the Bible and what God created.

Truly.

So my thing is this: why fool with a cheap counterfeit?

I feel like, especially with why people came to what is now known as the United States, people just started creating stuff because they didn’t like what they were exposed to or a part of.

Just like Lucifer who became Satan, the prince of the air, people don’t want to submit to God’s authority.

Or they think they know better.

Or they didn’t like something.

Or they liked something a lil too much.

Now we have all these gods and versions of God that aren’t even truly Biblical.

Or we have Biblical things and principles that have been perverted and used in ways that are far from what God created, established, and intended.

While I respect the free will and choice that God has given us all, I’ve seen Him do too much.

It’s Jesus for me.

I Quit Church

How odd for a Christian to not go to church. I honestly never thought I would be anything less than a faithful church attendee.

But the reality is this: after 26 years of mostly faithful attendance, the past 5ish years has been spotty and mostly nonexistent.

To many that’s baffling. Especially some of the people I’m closest too. I was hardcore active and present every time the doors opened. For a multitude of reasons, I even chose to go to church instead of seeing my cousin when she came in town. 🙈

I’m not a perfect Christian or person. I’m human. But you learn a few things, see a few things, by being a halfway decent Christian according to mainstream standards for 26ish years.

There are a couple of the many churches I have attended that are my favorite. It’s hard for others to measure up. Not to mention my distillation of the Bible I read and believe has led me to a complex conclusion with strong held convictions.

For comparison’s sake-when it comes to church I’m kinda a snob. Like Starbucks diehards. Or many iPhone owners.

When you’ve experienced the best why settle? Especially when it is something as important as a relationship with Jesus and salvation.

I won’t get into all of my beliefs and the inherent contradictions. I am well aware that all of this many not be kosher when considering what scripture has to say.

But I read my Bible. I could do better at that. I talk to Jesus. I could do better at that too.

We are all striving and can all do better. Where I am right now is good enough for me. That sounds slightly horrible as I tap it out.

I just don’t want to go to church for the sake of going to church. That’s religion. I’d rather have a relationship any day.

People don’t trust their kids with just anybody. Why should I do that with my church attendance?

Maybe I’ll find somewhere. Maybe I’ll find something. Maybe I should be more proactive. But maybe, just maybe, I’m fine just where I am right now.