Christianity Does NOT Make Sense

All over the world, throughout history, there are these people walking around claiming to be Christians. There are black people, yellow people, red, and white. Couldn’t be more different than day and night. People, people calling out that word:  Christian. 

“Really?  You are?”  That one takes me by surprise. Because some of them are rude, some of them are lazy, some of them just drive me absolutely crazy with their “do this” and “don’t do that.”  It is something that I want absolutely no part of. 

But who is this guy Jesus?  He is not at all like those labeling themselves Christians. And I check him out and I see him rebuking Pharisees. He is friends with people, people like me. This just doesn’t make any sense. 

Religion.  Full of rules of do this and be rewarded or do this and be punished. That makes sense to me. It gives me something to work for. It gives me structure. I can check off boxes and point fingers. I see a do and a don’t. That makes sense. 

But Christianity, it tells me of a God, he made this very earth. He knows all the stars in the endless heavens, his mere thought filled the world with lions and kangaroos and animals yet to be discovered. And yet, he knows my name. That does not make sense. 

That God, the God of christianity, knows it all from creation until forever. He tells the sun to shine and the rain to fall and yet he listens to my prayers. That makes no sense at all.

He is a God that rejects religion, religion that I can understand.  He left perfection in heaven and suffered and died for me. For me?  He knows I sin. He knows I am weak. And yet he loves me as his child. It makes no sense at all.  My mind wants to understand and this I can not wrap my mind around. 

The God of the heavens, the one who made it all, he knows everything, he is all powerful, and he loves me as his own. He forgives and empowers. When I see me and I see him, this love makes no sense at all. This, I can not understand. This I can not reject. 

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38 thoughts on “Christianity Does NOT Make Sense

  1. You wrote, “But Christianity, it tells me of a God, he made this very earth. He knows all the stars in the endless heavens,” Stephen, the first Christian martyr, told the religious leaders of 2000 years ago,

    “Yet the most High dwells not in temples made with hands; as says the prophet, Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will you build me? says the Lord: or what is the place of my rest? Has not my hand made all these things? You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you do always resist the Holy Spirit: as your fathers did, so do you.” (Acts 7:48-51 KJ2000)

    And they killed him for it. Have things change all that much? Imagine standing up in a church service and yelling this loud enough for everyone to hear! What kind of reception would we get today?

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  2. You summed it up well. Religion demands, fusses and fights; religion divides. Christianity – Christ in me – is not a label, but an unfathomable truth. God living in me. Wow! That is so mind boggling. Thanks, you just gave me a direction to write…

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  3. So true! Christianity is not religion. It’s meant to be Christ like. Not like the same Pharisees that Jesus rebuked. But, these days, the church is made if mostly Pharisees. People who give for recognition and a tax break. People that look down on others for what they can or cannot do. This is not what God has said he wants and it’s one of the things that Jesus came to change. Yet, people can’t leave the praise behind, nor the “importance” of their role in a church. You’re so right, it does not make sense!

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  4. You will know them by their fruits not by their words. People can call themselves whatever they would like, but note…the disciples did not call themselves Christian, or really anything. They emulated the teacher and taught others to do the same.

    Produce fruit through the emulation of the Son of Man and do not worry about names. Those are just for the lonely to feel included.

    Regards,
    Clifford T Mitchem
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  5. Describing other races as “yellow” and “red” is offensive. Those words are racial slurs against Asians and Natives. Please do your research. It’s not kind or progressive to draw upon old Jim Crow era descriptions of other races. The old Christian song, Jesus loves the little children, the song which employs those descriptions, is dated when it was acceptable for white Christians to use oppressive language like that.

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  6. People call themselves Christian to differentiate from Buddhists, Muslims, etc. thereby letting one know their belief system. Being A Christian…different. People who truly call themselves A Christian rather than just being Christian is different. Being A Christian means, not only is their believe system in Jesus, they accept Jesus Christ as their personal savior and try to live to be like Him. He tells us we have all sinned and come short – He knows we are not perfect and make mistakes, are rude, angry etc. However, we try our best to live as Jesus and when we make mistakes, we acknowledge it and ask forgiveness. Just being part of a religious denomination and going to church doesn’t mean one has truly accepted Jesus as their Savior any more than going into a garage means one is a car. If it had not been for my belief and Faith in Jesus, I do not think I would have survived cancer. I trusted Him and His love for me and He gave me the strength to go through the experience. Loving friends and family who are born again Christians helped me also with their prayers and support. Being fanatical murdering Muslim extremists does not mean all Muslims believe and act that way. Being Christians does not mean all Christians are born again and strive to be like jesus – being loving friends to all. I know when one types, one can’t hear the tone of voice. My voice while I am typing this is friendly and soft with no hostility. I pray one day you will truly understand being a true Christian and not just Jesus-based denomination. the term of Christian did not come into being until years after jesus died and rose from the dead. therefore His disciples could not call themselves Christians – but rather, followers of Jesus.

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    • I agree with you, I think. No hostility at all picked up. Very kindly stated. Not sure what you mean about Jesus based religion vs christianity. I was raised in the church, becoming a Christian at four. I was a Christian, I truly believe I was. But I did not wrestle with my faith and truly discover its meaning until my late twenties. I call myself a Christian but define it by being a follower of Jesus. Christians all sin and fall short. And then there are Pharisees, still today people like that fill our churches and yet do not understand the grace of God at all. That religion, people attending church (many times Bible preaching churches) that are nothing more than modern day Pharisees that Jesus would condemn because they are all rules and no heart. That is what I want no part of. And that is what I want to distance myself from. ๐Ÿ˜Šwe have a lot in common. A love for Jesus that we know intimately through our Cancer journey.

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  7. Great post! Reminds me of this Lewis quote-
    “Reality, in fact, is usually something you could not have guessed. That is one of the reasons I believe Christianity. It is a religion you could not have guessed. If it offered us just the kind of universe we had always expected, I should feel we were making it up. But, in fact, it is not the sort of thing anyone would have made up. It has just that queer twist about it that real things have. So let us leave behind all these boys’ philosophies–these over simple answers. The problem is not simple and the answer is not going to be simple either.”
    C.S. Lewis

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  8. When you were saying “that doesn’t make sense” that’s what made me think of that quote. It doesn’t make sense to us. That’s one of the evidences that tells me christianity is different, that Jesus is real!

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  9. I thought “Christianity” was simply the name on a label. This label describes the content of a symbolic box consisting of movement of people with certain values and a specific mission in life.

    Since the Old Testament there have been all kinds of “Christianity”. When you are simply a good person for being genuinely kind hearted that already suffices. The movement called “Christianity” became as big as it is because it inspires its members to be kind to others. Virtuous and good behaviour make you appreciated, label or no label…

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    • I am glad you see Christians like that! Sometimes Christians suck! There are people claiming to be Christians that do not know Jesus at all and there are people that are really “good” people that love and serve Jesus and really screw up, my hand is raised. I want to be, but I so very often am not kind and tender hearted. You are right, this is the goal, but it is not always the reality. And THAT is the meaning of the gospel. One word: GRACE. and while we were still sinners, Jesus loved us.

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