Is Christ an Idol?
June 22, 2012
Its a question everyone has to ask themselves. My mother says that without her belief in Jesus she couldn’t stand surviving. And you hear it on blogs. Christ gives my life meaning. And on television. Christ is the centre of my life. They get that warm fuzzy look in their eyes.
Its not just Christ. You could put in the appropriate words from any religion. Its this war between God and life. Life is too difficult. Alone.
I’ve heard the same refrain before. From drug addicts. Alcoholics. Smokers. People are medicating their own pain. With pills. Drink. Church.
I’m not arguing that there aren’t truly religious people out there. But is there a dishonesty amongst many believers? They don’t believe in God. They believe in the feeling.
What if there was a way of knowing God, of being positive that he existed, but without the feeling? What if you didn’t feel good about it? What if you still felt alone. Still felt isolated. Still felt temporary and very unhappy. And still had no idea why he put you here.