Christian living is a myth in these times, and yet it is a harsh reality for those who fully embrace the beliefs; saturated by the spirit of it all. – Poetess Denise Fyffe
I am always reflective about the Christian religion and my spirituality. I embrace the relationship, more so than the meaningless practices shackled to us now. If in the relationship, I discover the correct practices and its meaning, then I will continue them. This embrace helps me in the process of trying to make sense of the hypocrisies prevalent now; especially after the hurt inflicted by those who I am to call brother or sister in Christ.
In my world, many who call themselves Christians do not act like such. The more I listen to scholars who have done the in depth research into history and the genesis of the Christian religion, the more I listen to bible teachers who discern and interpret the bible (like Chip Ingram), the more I realize we mostly do not presently truly reflect how Christ intended for us to be.
So when I say Christian Living is a myth, I mean it is more a fable or allegory – a traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining a natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events (dictionary.com).
Not its other interpretation, that it is false.
And when I say it is a harsh reality – I continue to specify for whom – for those who fully embrace the beliefs; saturated by the spirit of it all.
There are people out there, who are being persecuted, who are being martyred and having the experience of the early Christians. Or even those who simply face trials infinite, in their daily lives.
So in my world, it seems to be this fable when it should be a commonly practiced way of life, ordained and demonstrated by Jesus Christ; not the watered down version proliferated by many.
2 thoughts on “The Christian Life: Christian Living”
I find your comment curious on several levels. One, if that’s the way you feel about it, why bother to write about it? Second, what do you mean by “in these times”? Either it is based on historic evidence which doesn’t change over time in its validity or invalidity. Times don’t change that, and Christianity is a belief system that by its own admission hinges totally on the reality of the resurrection of Christ. I have come to the conclusion, based on extensive research of the historical evidence, that there is far more evidence to support His resurrection than to undermine it. Each person is welcome to their own degree of research and conclusions, but your statement made in thin air seems baseless and motivated by something unidentified. Do you know some Christians for whom their faith is a harsh reality? I’m not sure what you mean by that. Facing martyrdom at the hands of Islamic extremists is certainly harsh, but those who do so are obviously clinging to a faith they very much believe in and find comfort in, believing that we are all much more than mere soulless animals whose existence ends when our body dies. Understand, I take no offense at your opinion, nor do I want to appear offensive. I’m simply curious what is behind your conclusions and your reasons for blogging them.
Good day, Thank you, first and foremost for even being on my site and sharing your opinion; also for asking for clarity.
All is trapped in the mind, and when I understand the meaning of what I write…it might be misinterpreted by others.
I attempted to clarify what I meant and my intention was not to cause offense, but to document my own journey and seek clarification too….even in others sharing their experience. This answers why I post what I post.
I hope we can continue to share our opinions respectfully. Thank you.