Maximus

Doonside, Australia

I am now retired at the early age of 57, this is NOT because I’m so rich that I could afford to do so, but rather because of...

Dejected Christian

This entry is in no way artistic – so you have been warned.

Yes I am unashamedly a Christian, I find no other even slightly reasonable answer to the great questions of life; but do not misunderstand me. I am NOT pro church; in fact I think 99.9% of the time church sucks. But Jesus rocks.

I am totally fed up with what most churches are on about – maintaining the institution. Christ centred Christianity is about relationship Jesus and each other. These things I am very pro.

This is not an uneducated nor and inexperienced voice. I have been a part of the beast called the church for over 50 years & I have two degrees in theology. Most of what is talked about in church is concerned with building the institution, something we are NEVER charged to do, or maintaining the institution, something which takes too much energy, corruption, manipulation and money.

Even the churches that say outwardly that they are not about buildings and programs, eventually get around to being about building and maintaining something.

What about relationships? People do not know each other nearly well enough, let alone care about one another. E.g. I had a few days away (a very rare treat) which went over a weekend, so we missed church two weeks in a row & 6-7 days of RB. I did NOT receive any communication from church folks, but quite a number of fellow RBers asked if all was OK? So pat yourselves on the back & if you are a church member try to take that caring into that community too, or else what future does the church have… not much.

Regards & blessings to all
Max :)

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