Jesus died for somebody’s sins but not mine

The Charlotte Observer published an article this weekend describing how Christianity has become more of a ‘roll-your-own’ practice. Believers pick and choose whatever they like including borrowing from other religions that were historically seen as competition.

Quoted in the article was David Kinnaman of the Barna Group; “Most Americans have one foot in the biblical camp and one foot outside it. They say they are committed, but to what? They are spiritually active, but to what end?”

But this statement echoed what I’ve thought for a long time; “Why would so many Americans – seven out of ten – say they have made a personal commitment to Jesus but show so little evidence in their lives?”

The many distractions of this ‘pop-culture’ world has caused religion to change so that it doesn’t get lost in all the noise. I doubt the various founders would approve.

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About Marcus

Who me? Introverted, neurotic, self-absorbed, increasingly cynical observer of human nature and part time social critic in hiding. Most of my life spent avoiding growing up. The naive idealistic passions of youth have evolved into the eclectic eccentricities of adulthood. Northeast Florida small-town native, related to people I can't relate to. Simultaneously my own best friend and worst enemy. Politically and spiritually unaffiliated, my personal ideologies put me all over the map or off it completely.
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One Response to Jesus died for somebody’s sins but not mine

  1. cwmackowski says:

    Thought-provoking piece. I’ve had similar thoughts echoing around in my head lately, but you articulate those ideas so much more clearly than I could right now. Thanks.

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