So I was reading my friend J-Lo's blog, and no she's not the one from the block. She has, like me seens so much false doctrines, and false teachers, etc. That has made us both question our beliefs, why do we believe that the bible says this? So we started digging through the bible, Greek and Hebrew dictionaries. We both started to discover that most evertyhing that was crammed down our "charismatic" throats as kids was not really what the Bible says.
I have to wonder why when we all, and yes, I believe that everyone in this world at some point or other questions the existence of God, or their beliefs in Him; why is it that some of us come to the unshakable belief that God is real, that He exists, that the Bible is His inerrant Word, and that Jesus Christ of the Word made flesh, and then some of us completely deny it.
Is it maybe that we go into our research determined to prove what we want to believe? I mean I read Lee Strobel's "A Case for Christ". He was 100% athiest, his wife got 'saved', which drove him nuts, and he basically set out researching to prove to his wife that whe believed a fairy tale, but in the process came to know God. Why is it that two atheiests can read the same things, and come to two different conclusions? I believe that in Mr. Strobel's case it was due to a praying wife, with many believing friends standing in agreement with her that he would come to the Lord.
I have many issues with the "church", but not an issue with God. I think sometimes when I say things about the "church", people take it as I'm bitter, and my love for God was waxed cold, but it's really the opposite. I'm not gonna lie, I don't read my bible the way I should. I don't do as Paul said and pray without ceasing. And I am guilty of REALLY praying when my back is up against the wall, so to speak. Something that I need to rectify. But....here would be the perfect time for my dad to pipe in with "Excuses are like rear-ends, everybody's got one!"