I’m a Christian, but I don’t believe in organized religion. Am I spiritual? Considering the fact that I’m a spirit occupying a body, I’d have to answer, “Yes.” But, keep in mind, that ‘spiritual’ can mean most anything. You’ll never hear me say, “I’m not religious, I’m spiritual.” I would say, “I’m a Christian who doesn’t believe in organized religion,” Or I’d tell you that it’s none of your business. Whatever is appropriate.
God says that where two, or more, are gathered together in His name, He is in the midst of them. That’s something that occurs regularly in my life, even though I don’t attend church. I have come not to trust most church folk, but have the pleasure of knowing a few lovely and sincere ones. However, in my personal experience, they are not very nice people as a whole, unless you sin the same way they do. Few of them, though they may not cuss or carry on, are nearly as holy as they’d lead you to believe. Like my brother says, “If ya can’t get laid in church, you ain’t never gonna get laid.”
A comment on FB yesterday has gotten me to examine my walk with Christ, as well as my faith, in general. He said that only a tiny few Christians are truly Christian. I agree. I consider myself to be one of them, but I’m certain the man would not see it that way. That’s OK with me. It’s up to us to seek out our own salvation with fear and trembling . Fortunately, Almighty God sent His son to die for our sin. He did not create us to be perfect, then He went and gave us free will and wrapped our souls in a sin suit. Were it not for Jesus, we’d all burn in Hell. That’s just the way of it.
I do often wonder what the Lord thinks of me. Why would I be worthy of His sacrifice? I know I’m not worthy by way of my misdeeds. And my good deeds don’t make me any more worthy. The only thing that makes me anything in God’s eyes is His son’s sacrifice. Thank God that He loved the world that much.
My opinion about the modern church, (not to be confused with THE Church/bride of Christ), may be misguided. If so, that’s my sin to pay for before Almighty God. To me, organized religion is simply a way for the wicked to disguise themselves while, what is frequently a wolf in sheep’s clothing, spins yarns and spoon feeds his personalized brand of crap to people barely awake in more ways in one. That’s all.