Have you ever heard an argument against the existence of God that you were almost persuaded by?
We show the world that our faith is placed in things other than God, including ourselves. And why? Because our faith isn’t real.
That’s the thing about real faith: it’s not a feeling – it’s an action. Of course there are emotions associated with it – apprehension, exhilaration, anticipation. But the bottom line is that faith is not real if it does not produce results.
You probably haven’t ever been whipped or imprisoned for your faith. But we all share in weaknesses.
But put us in a situation that’s outside of our spiritually safe comfort zone and we wilt. In those circumstances, our “faith” might cost us something.
"For the better part of roughly 480 hours per year, I join with all the other lemmings as we pack into our shiny metal boxes and compete in our suicidal race"
"The reality of it is, the “good ole days” are a myth. A figment of our active imagination and short memories looking for reprieve from thoughtful interaction with the world around us because, well it means we have to change, and change can be really hard."
"Public displays of faith are not singular or isolated events. They aren’t staged, contrived or rehearsed. Our entire lives should be public displays of faith..."
In our modern world, a word like extremism will turn heads. It is a “buzz” word that immediately identifies someone who has gone too far regarding an ideal, thought process, or worldview. Most common within our society is this word’s association with Islamic organizations like ISIS, Hamas, and Al Qaeda.