Christians Can Never Agree On Anything – even minute, trivial stuff
Christians can almost never agree on anything.
And no, the Roman Catholics aren’t right, either, they have some screwed up theology, too.
The typical Roman Catholic response to “Protestants disagree a lot” is to say, “Hey, yeah, tell me something I don’t already know, but gosh golly, the RC is in total unity on everything, so convert to Catholicism” (and no, Roman Catholics are not in unity on everything, either, despite their claim to the contrary).
But anyway. This is one of many, many reasons I don’t really want to stay a Christian anymore.
Christians cannot agree on anything, whether big, important topics, or smaller ones, or anything inbetween.
- BY RICK MCDANIEL, CP GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
- January 2, 2015|10:49 am
- The start of a new year is always an opportunity. It is a fresh beginning, a new chapter, another chance to get it right. Why would anyone not take advantage of such a moment? Some will say it is not good to make resolutions because no one ever keeps resolutions. But that is not true.
- …John Norcross, professor at the University of Scranton, has written on change and is an expert on new year’s resolutions. He says that at the six-month period of a resolution, 40 percent of people are still keeping their resolutions. Furthermore, other research shows if you make the same resolution three years in a row, there is a high probability it will actually happen.
So McDaniel believes it’s a good idea for people to make NYR (New Years Resolutions), or, at the very least, it’s not wrong to make NYRs.
Edit, Jan 3, 2014, here is a new link I just found (John Piper is a preacher and Christian book author):
- Preacher and teacher John Piper asked, “Should we make resolutions? Should we do this?” in a recent video on the DesiringGod.org website.
- “The answer is a resounding yes indeed we should,” he answered. Piper went on to explain that Christians should make 2015 resolutions because God has the power to fulfill them and wants to do so for His and our glorification.
Compare that to some other story I saw on Christian sites the day before warning Christians NOT to make New Year’s resolutions, such as….
- TT: When it’s up to you to go out and get the love you crave, create your own worth, or work at becoming acceptable to those you want to impress, life gets heavy.
- New Year’s Resolutions are a burdening attempt to fix ourselves and make ourselves more lovable. But here’s the good news: God loves us as we are, not as we should be.
This Christian disagreement over New Years resolutions reminds me of all the food news over the years.
When I was in my 20s, I heard the news report that scientists and nutritionists tell the public NOT to eat apples, because apples have Alar on them.
Then they said Eggs are bad for you, so don’t eat eggs.
They also said butter and fats are bad for your weight, so avoid those, but bread was OK.
Since that time, they have totally reversed course, and I now see news reports saying Eggs are good for you, low fat is BAD, bread is BAD, and apples are safe to eat.
It’s so bad – the contradictions about diet and food that come out every few years – that I now totally ignore what the scientists, nutritionists, and doctors say and eat whatever I want.
One minute, the scientists are saying, “Don’t eat X, X is bad for you” but then two years later, they say to the public, “We were wrong about X, we now believe X is safe to eat and even good for you.”
It’s the same thing in Christianity, or very similar.
If you ask ten different Christians for their opinion on topic “X,” especially if it’s a topic about morality or biblical interpretation or doctrine, you will get ten different answers.
If nobody who claims Christ can agree on much of the faith or the Bible, what is the point?
They all have their different interpretations. They each insist THEIR interpretation is the only RIGHT, CORRECT one.
Then you have the problem of evil and suffering caused by self professing Christians who use and twist the Bible, or pluck Bible verses out of context, to mistreat other people – and some of these people sincerely think they are doing the right thing, or are following God; they do not honestly believe they are hurting anyone else with their (mis)understanding of the Scriptures.
Even if the Bible is truly the Word of God, much abuse has been done from that same book by people who sincerely think they are doing as it says.