Not sure how many people I’ve told this too, it’s rather personal, but I am no longer practicing Catholicism. I couldn’t, in good conscience, continue to practice it as I found myself not believing some major aspects of it…and to continue to practice it with the disbelief I had, would have made me a heretic, or does make me a heretic according to catholic church teaching. So today, I consider myself to be non-denominational, which means I am simply a Christian, a follower of Christ not prescribing to any particular denomination.
Lately though, I find myself questioning today’s Christian church as a whole. The Catholics are right on when it comes to social issues…and they fight for those social issues in our country and all over the world. What about the rest of the church?
The church I attend is baptist. They do some awesome things within our community. Lots of outreach. Lots of giving to the poor, lots of attracting people to come into the church with concerts and stuff. They have an awesome youth program, something my former (catholic) church was seriously lacking.
What’s missing though?…involvement in social issues. I have never heard them speak out against abortion, look for people to pray for an end to it, look for folks to go to the march for life. None of that.
Our country continues to walk further and further away from God without any resistance from Gods people. This makes me wonder if the church has fallen silent.
I read an article last week about a nativity scene already, in June, being banned from display at Christmas. Why wasn’t there a Christian protest? Why do we sit back and continue to allow them to push us, and more importantly, our God out if the picture.
I am silently entertaining the thought of volunteering to orchestrate some pro-life efforts, such as the 40 Days for Life campaign or see if there’s interest in going to the 2013 March for Life. Will this make a difference? Where is the church today standing up for what’s right? Makes me wonder if there’s any point in going anymore, honestly.
What are your thoughts? Maybe I’m completely off base…