A note on Christianity:
In these times of political correctness, it’s becoming increasingly unpopular to be seen as a Christian. I have been advised, for the betterment of my career, that I should hide my Christian views, but respectfully, that just isn’t my way.
Like Australians of generations past, I am very proud of our country and the Christian values that founded it. Some will say that Christianity is now redundant and those that still hold Christian beliefs are ignorant and narrow-minded. Yet, the more I study Christianity and observe the natural world, the more I find how relevant the teachings of Christ are to this age. Furthermore, as science uncovers the complexity in creation’s design the more it points me to its Creator.
Saying that, I certainly understand why many people have rejected Christianity, being disillusioned and often disgusted by the atrocities done in the name of religion. Like everyone else, I cringe when I hear of the horrible things done and ungracious things said by religious people. However, what is often forgotten is Jesus Christ also was no fan of organised religion; in fact, it was religious people that conspired to nail him to the cross. When Christ was alive, He took a firm stand against hypocritical religious leaders; He tossed spiritual-swindlers out of the temple who were fleecing the public; He courageously stood between religious fanatics ready to execute a woman charged with adultery. We can see through Christ’s life that all Christians should be firmly against crusades, inquisitions, terrorist attacks, suicide bombings, human sacrifice, suppression of women and abuse of children. Sadly, this isn’t always so.
Organised religion has given Christianity a reputation it doesn’t deserve. If we reject Christianity on the basis of the despicable things done and said by religious people, we have judged Christianity and God unfairly.
I think it sad that society in general has become indifferent and even hostile to Christianity. I believe people can find meaning and purpose to life if they would just give Christianity a hearing and consider its message.
With that said, I do not wish to push my views on anyone, so I have put my Christian Illustrations and publications on a separate website. If you are interested to ponder some easy illustrations on Christianity and why you should consider it, you are invited to visit our website: FREE CHRISTIAN ILLUSTRATIONS
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