If I were to write a best-selling “Christian” book that made everyone feel all warm and fuzzy inside about their Christian ways, despite how worldly their lives may be, I’d be considered an inspiration to many.
If I hosted a radio show that attacked “the evil leftist agenda”, I’d be revered as a pioneering trendsetter.
If I stood on a street corner and told everyone that they’re hell-bound unless they
become like me accept Jesus as Lord, I’d likely be considered by many to be bold, standing for what is right.
If I marched outside of a mosque and shouted about how this country is “ours” at the top of my lungs, most Christians would rally beside me with great angst and emotion.
If I were to question our current government and how it's crowding out our "rights and privileges" as Christians, I’d be cheered on as a true Christian American patriot.
But…. if I were to confront the denominational teachings and doctrines of men and challenge Believers to examine how their religious ways just might be in direct opposition to God’s Word, I’m deemed a prideful and arrogant heretic that needs to just shut his mouth.
I find this mysterious fact to be quite interesting. The religious roots of American Christianity run deep my friends. If we’re too close-minded to even ask if we might have some things wrong as Believers (even if it’s our religious Christian/American heritage), we’re treading on dangerous ground. Who will hear what the Spirit is saying to The Church in this hour?