For a while, I became so burned by the church that I decided I would take things into my own hands.

I would not get hurt again. I would make the Bible what I wanted it to be and I would apply only the parts of it that I wanted to believe in. I would play god. Because I couldn’t trust the real God. He’d let me get hurt.

But then I began to create my own religion for myself. It was all about me. Just like my day was. How can Christianity serve me? Instead of, how can I serve Jesus Christ, and my family, and my world?

(Join me over HERE at Prodigal for the rest of this article, friends? And don’t forget to link up your Imperfect Prose below!)

every week, we gather together to celebrate redemption. here are the details:  

1. link up a post (old or new) that relates to redemption.
2. put the ‘imperfect prose’ button at the bottom of your post, so others can find their way back here 

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3. read other’s prose, and encourage them!

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