I posted this as a note on my Facebook page recently and I thought it might be a good idea to put it here for now. I’m currently facing bizarre oppression from my parents who instead of offering an opinion are so convinced they have the inside track to God that no one else does and are spouting judgement and faux-concern. So, in order to try and make sense of it…I ranted-ish.
It seems that for some parents if you don’t buy into EVERYTHING they subscribe to, you’re treated like the family retard. “Matt’s just ‘retarded’, he’s our son, but he isn’t really like us.” So we are going to wage a Psy-Ops war against him – Using the Bible and Legalism to rail against his lifestyle, choices and points of view on things…
BTW: I’m a Fornicator, Alcohol Drinker and I argue with my Dad…
Funny side note- I believe in the same Bible you do. But as a Christian living in the Age of Grace we’re living in I’m fully resigned to leave the judging to God.
I’m here to perpetuate His love and care for people.
I live everyday I’m given as a blessing.
Everything I’ve been blessed with – material and intangible is God’s to use for His will.
I’m saved and going to heaven when I die…
Where do other Christians get off trying to be the judging hand of God? It’s the unfortunate clash of Christians who refuse to live in TODAY and insist on living in the YESTERDAY…
The biggest issue here is that problems are attacked as if the attacking party has never experienced any sort of set back in their life. They’ve lost the capacity to come and offer aid in a gentle Christ-like way.
It’s Turning-Over-The-Money-Changers-in-The- Temple all of the time.
Here’s the trippy part. This will be read by my parents or their friends and it will be interpreted as a confirmation that I have the problems they’ve been saying I have, instead of as it’s meant to be received-a rebuttal to them over-stepping their boundaries.
My lack of adherance to the letter of their law…and I will stress that it is THEIR law, jig-sawed together with out of context Bible verses, they see as a failure on their part.
They insist on their happiness living in a self-constructed box of legalism and striving so hard for an Atta-Boy from God. Their lifestyle alienates more people than it appeals to.