Growing up I was always taught that one could not choose “the church of their choice.” That was “denominational” terminology and we could not be a part of that.
Well, I live in an area where cafeteria style religion is rampant. Rather than stay with one family, people leave their family whom they’ve “supposedly” committed their lives to. The problem with “commitment” in the Shoals area is that it means commitment “as long as my needs are being met.” As soon as a church “advertises” a new bell or whistle that “meets needs,” church hoppers are off and running.
I wonder what they are looking for really. Is it a stronger walk with Jesus? I seriously doubt it. Jesus promoted loving one another–not jumping and running every time I get my feelings hurt or my needs change.
I’m sorry, but that kind of religion is just that RELIGION and I don’t think God is very pleased with it.
Excuse me for venting today. I will get back to the Interpretation series next blog, Lord willing.