Cross the bridge of Christianity


chengduChristianity is not prohibitions. It gets you where you want to go. To bliss and peace. To stability and security. To acceptance. To eternal life.

So cross the bridge.

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14 responses to “Cross the bridge of Christianity

  1. I think you need to flesh out what you’re trying to say because right now the only accurate thing I see is “to eternal life.”

    • Hey there Brad, thanks for the comment. I guess I’m not sure what you mean. I believe that Jesus offers us peace and joy. I believe that Christians have happier and more successful marriages and families, in general. I believe that the Bible is a road map leading us humans to where we really want to go. When we cast aside the Bible seeing it as a list of prohibitions, we get lost, much the same way a person driving a car ignores a map, thinking he may know a better way, even though he doesn’t. The Bible says, God takes the orphan and the widow into family. So I guess I’m a bit at lost to see what you mean about inaccuracies In any case, thanks for the comments as always.

      • “It gets you where you want to go.” – I’m not even sure what you mean by that.
        “To bliss and peace.” – Not necessarily. Many Christians spend their lives in absolutely misery, constantly hiding for their very lives. Others are constantly troubled by what goes on around them and in the world.
        “To stability and security.” – There is nothing stable or secure about being a Christian in China where it is heavily regulated by the government. Or what about North Korea where being Christian is a good way to be executed?
        “To acceptance.” – Scripture explicitly states that you will not be accepted as a Christian. It in fact states that you will be hated and despised for it.

        Your post emphasizes a uniquely American view of Christianity, one that does not fall in line with the historical church or even most of the world. With the exception of eternal life, you are making Christianity sound more like a self help program than the word of God.

      • “I believe that Jesus offers us peace and joy.” – He offers nothing of the sort. He offers salvation from death and the devil.

        “I believe that Christians have happier and more successful marriages and families, in general.” – Many Christians have very screwed up marriages and families. I realize that you said in general, but without cold numbers to back it up, this statement really doesn’t offer any substance.

        “I believe that the Bible is a road map leading us humans to where we really want to go.” – Where humans really want to go is where are carnal desires take us. The old Adam wants nothing to do with God or the Bible. No, the Bible is not a road map leading us somewhere. It is the proclamation of Christ’s victory over death and the salvation offered to all. It is the good news that that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

        “When we cast aside the Bible seeing it as a list of prohibitions, we get lost, much the same way a person driving a car ignores a map, thinking he may know a better way, even though he doesn’t.” – But to use the Bible as a guide book is no better. That’s how you end up with garbage like, Your Best Life Now, Love Wins, and The Purpose Driven Life.

        • Ok I try to write positive stuff and I’m certainly not in the “your best life now camp it I think you’re being a bit severe. Joy and peace are fruits of the spirit. Jesus is a fundamental need for humans and not just to get to heaven. Christianity does not have to be a miserable experience

          • I never stated that Christianity has to be a miserable experience, though for much of history it, Christians have had to suffer for their faith. I don’t feel that I was being severe, just bluntly pointing out the cold hard truth. The wonderful things you mentioned are the exception, not the expectation.

            I know you try to write positive stuff and that is good, but if I see a claim about the faith that I believe to be in error, it would be a sin for me to not call it out.

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  3. Amen and Amen. Jesus is the bridge to everything that matters…including eternal life.

  4. What a beautiful illustration

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