It would seem that, even with 80 percent of America still professing to be Christian, what defines a “Christian” is as flexible as a rubber band. Perhaps that’s because less than a fourth of that 80 percent actually attends church on a regular basis (defined as once a month or more) or ever opens their Bibles. It would appear that God and his son Jesus Christ have been watching for the past two millennia and have been constantly changing with the times.
What a great concept: The sins of yesterday are not sins today; the path of least resistance really is the way to go. I am just one of God’s humble sinners, but even I get that I can’t pick and choose what parts of the Bible I should accept and which I should disregard. Even I understand that the God of today is exactly the same as the God of yesterday. It is we who have changed.
Some would like to convince us that the Bible is just a book of stories, sort of like Aesop’s Fables, with a moral at the end to help us live a better life. I, however, believe that God gave us the entire Bible for a reason, and that he commands us to accept all of it. He never said it would be easy to follow Christ. But I like the promise he made to us if we obey him: eternal life with him.
Many will disagree, or think me some kind of zealot, but that’s OK. When I’m gone from this life, I know where I’ll be.