Dare To Be Down

Written by John Miltenberger

But if we would examine ourselves, we would not be judged by God in this way. Yet when we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned along with the world. [1 Corinthians 11:31-32 NLT]

“Sunshine every day makes a desert.” (an old Arab saying)

Nobody likes to be around people who are chronically negative, but by the same measure, nobody truly likes to be around people who are never negative because it’s just not reflective of real life.

We all know folks who by the current psychological mores of our society are deathly afraid to be “caught out” in momentary negativity, and nowhere is this more true than within the “religious” community. Hey, ‘if the shoe fits….’.

I’ve always striven to be transparent and honest, for life’s too short to be any other way, and so today I am admitting as a committed Christian, that right now today, I’m fed up with church people. I’m fed up and sickened by the games we all play in our never-ending religious struggles to be acceptable to one another (and to God).

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Luke 21:36 "Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man."

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