Lost and Crazy in “Christian-land”

I recently finished a consulting interaction with someone and his “organization,”   trying to help him sort out some issues and relationships within his “family” association.  In the course of dialog and discussion trying to find common ground of doctrinal agreement, the phrase “Jesus is Lord” was considered:

– too “creedal”
– too “controlling”
– too “doctrinal”
– too “limiting”
– too “controversial”
– too “binding”
– too “judgmental”
– too “authoritarian”

This was among confessing “mature?” “believers,””ministers,” and “pastors.”

Begs the question: Confessing what?

Brothers and sisters, I am telling you, it is a wholesale trainwreck out there in “Christian-land.” There is such a reaction to the teaching of sound, authoritative doctrine, from individuals called and gifted to do so, and to submit to those doctrines, that this is the place we have come to. Rabid, rampant, subjectivism reigns. God help us.

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7 comments on “Lost and Crazy in “Christian-land”

  1. So if Jesus isn’t Lord, what then is He?
    Some nice guy with some good guidelines
    to live by?
    Trainwreck indeed…collision with Truth.

    • Jeanne, it was a staggeringly painful interaction. I have been to a few rodeos over the last 37 years. I was speechless in what I heard coming forth. I could not believe the suggestion of agreeing to “Jesus is Lord” was considered controversial and too high a hurdle to expect people to embrace. Whew!

  2. i was really tired after a thirteen hour day; came to check my mail and saw this. It was a really really good laugh! Heaven help us. (still chuckling!)

  3. Father recently revealed to me something that shone light on an area in my mind and a habit. It was like I wouldn’t proclaim the truth about something when talking to others about what I actually know is true, but instead, I would frame it in terms of what an agnostic might say about the subject. I would explain something and use terms like “some view it to be” or “perhaps it means” or “it was a tradition passed down.” I can’t remember when I started doing this, but I’m sure I got it from somebody I read or listened to. Not sure if this relates to the sad reality you describe above, but it made me think of this.

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