This has been a difficult post for me to write. It is based on the hand of God moving me to speak out – and to stop being a wimpy Christian – and to tell it as it is.
My heart has been a bit grieved with my walk as a Christian lately. I feel there is something missing in my Christian life. I yearn for depth, and God has been guiding me to look deeper – beyond the feel good verses.
It is also about a growing understanding of Catholicism (the beginning of my journey), and the meaning behind the Rosary, of being a woman, of the importance of family, and of our place and role in the world. It is also an awareness of the many prejudices I’ve held about “religion” as opposed to having a “personal” relationship with God. Ignorance begets intolerance.
I acknowledge I am very disillusioned by popular Christianity. I am also disappointed in Christian leaders who are more interested in amassing a following – “like” culture than in the spiritual well being for their members. I am especially disappointed in these mainstream leaders for not standing for truth, especially in light of what’s been going on in the U.S. – a country I don’t even live in. I am disgusted by corrupt politicians and politics, and I am just as disgusted by main stream media that supports it all. Fake news is real, just as evil is all around us.
Trust me when I say our Canadian political landscape is no better. Corruption and evilness spans across the globe.
Evangelical Christian leaders are too wimpy to address the really deeply rooted problems in our world – especially social or political ones. We live in a world ridden with social self indulgent, “like” and cancel culture. If we don’t agree or conform to the popular narrative, we are look down upon and ostracized – much like Jesus our Messiah was by the Pharisees of His time.
Lukewarm Christianity focuses on getting more “likes” through feel good sermons with the goals of attracting a mega fellowing through their social media platforms. The internet makes all this available and profitable – YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Using social media platforms – Spiritual teaching becomes a feel good quasi meditative/spirit culture.
I have become quiet aggrieved by my mainstream Evangelical Christian brothers and sisters. Their teachings only scratches the surface. It lacks the depth and a profound understanding of Spirituality, Biblical dogma, and history.
As a believer of God, there are fundamentals that as a Christian I absolutely do not and cannot support – abortion, corruption, lies and all that is evil in this world. This can’t be whitewashed. Yes, it’s not for me to judge, and we are all sinners and fall short of God’s Glory. However, I do not and will not support the lies and hypocrisy that is blatantly put out there by a power hungry mainstream media and social media.
The story of the the Samaria woman by the well (John 4:1-42) in many ways mirror the problem of our world today. Both Jesus and the woman are marginalized by their respective communities, Jesus by the Jews and Pharisees, and the Samaria woman by her ethnic group.
Through her conversations with Jesus by the well, the Samaria woman is “awoken” to The Truth (Red-pilled). The Truth – Salvation is only possible through Jesus. He is the Messiah.
She is also “red pilled”- discovers that Jesus’ love is boundless – neither her status as a divorced woman, nor her ethnic/race, or social status is an obstacle to Gods love. Furthermore the woman was so touched by Jesus, she ran back and shared her new revelation to her people.
What does this story mean to me? Well, all narratives that creates division leads to animosity and chaos. “To divide is to conquer” Julius Caesar, Machiavelli, Napoleon, King Louis XI of France, and the British Empire all used a divide and conquer strategy. Leftish ideology also uses this guerrilla tactic.
As a Christian, I can’t take the middle ground and be complacent. I can’t sit on the fence and exist in ignorance. I have been “red-pilled”.
We live in a culture that is being pushed by the Left. This ideology is not on par with God’s Truth. Leftist (socialist and communist) ideology, eugenics, abortion, subjective truth, sexual immorality, gender identity, race identity, and corruption are not Gods way. Disagreements with this narrative mean – cancel culture.
We need be like the Samaria woman and be enthusiastic. Share the good news and the Truth. Like Jesus, stand up for all that is just, pure and sincere, and rebuke all that is dark and ungodly.
I want to stand up for Truth and for God!
I don’t want to be a part of the quick fix spiritual club. The Bible is more than feel good mantras.
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. Ephesians 6:13-15 ESV
Believing in God – Active Trust in God
We are not sheep’s who cannot discern who our Master is.
Gods hand has been moving me to speak out and to be proactive. Pray for my nation. Pray for my world. Pray for humanity! Fight for Truth! He has moved me – a girl brought up in a Pentecostal family to “Pray the Rosary”. The Holy Spirit has moved me to pray with a pure heart and sincerity.
He has guided me to explore more deeply how our prayers are our Spiritual Weapon against all that is unclean and evil.
I dug up three crosses I had in storage and my husband put them up for me around the house. God is moving me to be silent no more!
Pray to God!
He is waiting for our prayers!
Pray the Rosary!