My Biggest Problem With Christianity

Let me start by saying I love God, I love Jesus, and I thank God for Jesus! I use and read the bible as well as abide by the 10 commandments as best I can, but I am not perfect.

I have been having a problem lately with how people are ruining what Christianity is. The biggest thing is judgment. I have problems judging and I know I do. I admit it to God on a regular basis. We all judge! That's our flesh and the sin that is in it. What seems to bother me, though, is Christians that act all high and mighty. They will actually judge people from all walks of life. Even other Christians! My two adorable little cousins go to a Christian school and they are having racist problems at this school. The teachers are being racists tword African Americans. They will not call on them and even leave them out of things. To me, that has WRONG written all over it! Another thing is churches. God never said we have to go to church. He simply said to be around fellow followers of God and Christ's teachings. Church was something that helped people gather under God. Well, its not what it use to be! 95% of churches are cults. Yes, truth hurts doesn't it? I don't go to church. I try not to judge the people that do but sometimes I just want to shake them and say WAKE UP!. I have no problems with being friends with homosexuals, drug abusers, ect. because I hate what they do, not the person themselves. I know that may sound judgmental but if I had a gay friend and they asked me "Do you have a problem with me being gay?" I would say I yes. I am simply being honest not judgmental. We all sin and we will always sin as long as we walk this sin filled earth. Until God makes the change, nothing will change that. I simply found my own way of excepting that.

The purpose of this hub is to ask fellow Christians this...

Can you be more open and honest with God? Can you see a person for who they are not what they do? Can you not judge a person based on appearance? Can you stop taking the advice of other people and listen to God?

Our spirit grows threw and with God. The bible is a tool to help us grow. To me, a sin is a sin. Judgment is as bad as murder. We can't sit here and cast stones because we all sin. Sin has no level or scale of whats "not as bad". Sin is SIN.

I pray that people will open their hearts and realize this... Life is beyond what we think of other people. We can't even grasp the meaning of life's entirety, we can just live our own lives the best we can. If you choose not to believe in God, Okay! If your choose not to believe in Jesus, that's okay too! That's a personal OWN spiritual chose and It will not effect mine.I live my life based on good and evil. My heart deciphers what I should and should not do. That is the love in me and God is love!

May your spirit grow with and threw God's love and not the acceptance of others!


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create a page 5 years ago from Maryland, USA

I conclude that the biggest problem you have with Christians is their tendency to be judgmental. If this is what you are attempting to communicate. I thoroughly agree with you. Fortunately the more time Christians commune with God is the more they are able to see their faults and attempt to deal with them. This also explains the importance of spending time together. I wrote a similar hub which expressed similar views that you made, so I fully understand how you feel. Thanks for sharing your views.


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aguasilver 5 years ago from Malaga, Spain

It's frustrating dealing with people who judge according to their opinions, even when their opinions started from a scriptural base, we can all give an inch and take a yard!

But time has shown me that God has hidden His people amongst the failing body of Churchianity and it's rigid doctrines, so we thank God for that, we thank God that when the enemy comes calling, His people will be hidden and not standing out like sore thumbs, and will then be ready to stand for Christ, when all others are fleeing Churchianity.

Good hub, one small (non judgmental) points:

"She threw the ball through the window".... an easy error where the English language is concerned!

and one word of advice:

"My heart deciphers what I should and should not do."

We know (from scripture) that:

Matthew 5:8

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

but also....

Matthew 15:19

For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

So when we listen to our heart, we should do it with a bible in our hands to check that what our heart tells us conforms with what God tells us.


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Barbara Kay 5 years ago from USA

I've had Christians really disappoint me. We need to keep our eyes on Jesus and not pay attention to what others are doing.

I originally attended a Church where there were a lot of man made rules and I became judgemental myself. We moved and haven't found another church right away. Sad to say, the biggest lesson I learned from this time away is not to be so judgemental.

I think church is an important part of a person's life, but if you can't find the right one, sometimes it is better to be on your own for awhile. If I had another way to meet with fellow believers though I would.

I think Christians being racist is awful. Your kids belong someplace else or the teachers need to see the errors of their ways.


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ii3rittles 5 years ago Author

Thanks for your comments!

create a page : I know! for people who are suposta be children of God some Christians can be so evil and judgmental, it scares me!

aguasiver : Thanks for pointing that out with scripture. I tend to leave things out and people missunderstand me. Of coarse even a pure heart can be decieved which is why the bible is very a imortant tool!

Barbara Kay : I also believe church held great value to God and Jesus, but "religion" seemed to ruin what is originally was. Now it seems, churches worship the speaker or pastor and that sickens me! There are many reasons why I don't attend church. Some people, however, need it for the spiritual lift. I don't see anything wrong with people going, I just wish they would realize that most of them are cults. You must guard your heart at all costs, even in a church.


Motown2Chitown 5 years ago

Personal opinion here - We are told in scripture to "not forsake the fellowship of the faithful." This is why the average Christian goes to church. BUT, fellowship can happen EVERYWHERE. If you're going to church, go to do the one thing we must do there - worship. Going to church is NOT about us - it's about God. Period.


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ii3rittles 5 years ago Author

Motown2chitown, I agree with you completely. Church is suposta be about God. But I do have to say while it is suposta be about God it is about us. It was originally a place to meet wholesome people that follow the teachings of Christ and worship God. We need to worship, we need to praise God, He don't need us. He loves us all by his own all loving spirit. Church is an issue with me because of how people take it in. They worship the speaker, and in many cases will praise him, not God. I'm am not saying all do, but many are being decieved. Not all pastors even speak or teach us what we need or should know. God wants us to love and know Him on our own accounts, not because a man told us too. Yes, church is a very helpful tool in gathering to worship God, we all must be aware of what we are putting ourselves into. Remember that what the world love's most, God hates the most. Not everything but much of it. We must flee from "main stream" Christianity. Many pastors use people for their money and they are starting to be caught. Churches as well. Be wise and guard your heart and if you found a church that is wholesome and true, you are blessed! Thank you for your comment!


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vector7 5 years ago

You seem very grounded in understanding God and I'm impressed. I absolutely LOVED it. Although I believe we should go to church, I agree that the churches we see are not the environment in which God intended more often than not. And exactly.. God is love.

I think your amazing, and I thank God for another fellow servant to save lost souls.

God Bless You,

~Daniel


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ii3rittles 5 years ago Author

Thanks for your comment vector7! We must all remember to live in the NOW because things are not what they use to be or what they were first intended for.


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SamboRambo 5 years ago from Salt Lake City, Utah

Rittles, I'm impressed with your ability to think deeply and feel deeply and to be able to establish ideals not easily recognized or sought after these days - at such a young age.


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ii3rittles 5 years ago Author

Thanks for your comment SamboRambo!

I have been told I am an old 23 year old! I can thank God completely for that one! I see the world as He see's it. Thanks to being saved by Jesus and having him in my heart, its a lot easier to see what is evil and what is not.


Robert Veight 5 years ago

Rittles, I appreciate your feelings here. No one wants to be judged, but unfortunately, it's very easy TO judge. God looks on the inside (he knows our hearts), but people look mostly on the outside, right?

Here's one for you - shall we judge the 'judgers' ??

As we progress in our faith, learn more of God's Word, and try to live each day better in the way of Christ, we recieve more and more of God's grace in our lives. Likewise, our understanding and 'acceptance' of others, and of what is of this world, becomes increasingly more clear.

We are human, and we will continue to fail in ways. But an open and contrite heart will bring us peace and understanding, as we continue to seek God's Word.

Thank you for this, I enjoyed reading your thoughts. May you continue to grow in God's grace, and I hope you continue to touch others for Christ for years to come! God bless you.


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whoisbid 5 years ago

So nice to see you around. Good luck in all you do!


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ii3rittles 5 years ago Author

Thanks for the comment whoisbid!


Lone Ranger 4 years ago

"To me, a sin is a sin. Judgment is as bad as murder. We can't sit here and cast stones because we all sin. Sin has no level or scale of whats "not as bad". Sin is SIN. - ii3rittles

Hmm. The Almighty says that a sexual sin is like no other, because one sins against their body, which is the temple, and they sin against God as well.

Please, rittles, try not to get too carried away with the "judgment" issue. If one never made judgments or practiced discernment, how could one be a follower of Christ? And, if one never "judged" the actions of others, how can one move them towards repentence? Do you see the problem here?

Then again, if the Lord never judges people, what is Hell and the Lake of Fire all about? And, if the Lord doesn't judge people then what did He come here to save us from? And, if the Lord didn't instruct the disciples and apostles about church discipline, what is excommunication all about?

Then again, if we are not supposed to make wise judgments regarding behavior, then why did the Bible warn us that "bad company corrupts good character". Please remember that hanging out with salt water will, in time, make you less "fresh".

The verse in question says "Judge not lest you be judged in the same likeness and the measure you use will be used against you." It goes on to question how one can take a splinter out of your friends eye when you have a plank in your own. It then goes on to say that we must remove the plank from our eye so we can see clearly enough to help our brother (or sister) remove theirs.

Do you see what happened here? As Christians we were not instructed to "judge not"...we were instructed to help our brother and sister to see clearly, but first we must be right with God, before we can really help them.

May God bless you and yours - Lone Ranger


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ii3rittles 4 years ago Author

Thanks for your comment Lone Ranger! The purpose of this hub was about people judging others, not good/bad judgement. I seem to find more and more Christians being this way then any other belief system. I can't tell you how many times a Church has kicked out someone for being gay. How is this judgment helpful?

On the other hand, as you said their is the judgment Jesus used to help people. I do not call this judgment but discernment. He looked at people and did not judge them in the way we do, Jesus was able to look at and unto a person with LOVE and help them. He was honest and straight to the point. The one's who understood his love were not offended, but the ones who were offended knew not of his love.

I am not saying that all judgment is bad, but at the same time, judgment without love or concern is. Our purpose is to find God's love and share it, not make people hate it. That's what bad judgment does. If a Christian were to look down on another race, for example, and think or act better then that race, this is BAD JUDGEMENT. This is what this hub is about. No matter what sin we may do, we are all equal in God's eyes and he loves us all the same. It is in judgment that leads us to separation. Both here on earth and in the day God will judge us.


A Believer 4 years ago

First, I applaud your courage in posting what is in your heart. You're right there's lots of hypocrisy going on in "Christianity," but it isn't anything new under the sun... Just as disturbing during biblical times (pharisees, false prophets, saul's jealousy of David, and so on...)

Maybe the problem isn't so much "Christianity" as it is those who are simply not obedient to the teachings of Jesus, but who are self-righteously and deceptively calling themselves "religious" or "Christians." They either know what the Bible says and ignore it, or they are ignorant about what the Scripture actually says, and so don't follow it.

And yet, they get education degress at Christian universities and then get jobs at so-called "Christian Schools." But I've met a "Christian school teacher" who is very carnal, very worldly and totally ungodly in many of her ways, and she does seem to discriminate toward students as you said. That sinful, ungodly, hypocritical stuff happens on earth, but will they be teaching anything in heaven? Man "hires" them, but what will God say?

The question is, are they saved or not? I've prayed for the woman I mentioned, that she would repent and change. When a person has accepted JESUS as your SAVIOR, then he or she is truly a Christian, and then you do want to be more like him...how can you have peace (in Christ) otherwise?

And there is nothing peaceful about racism... It goes against the words in the Scripture about how there is no difference between Jew, Gentile, etc., in Christ. A Christian's Identity is Jesus. Everything else humans do to exclude or promote on the basis of money, race, status, and so on, is a part of the flesh and fallen "world" system.

I pray that you keep on seeking, and find Jehovah, the one and only God...through a relationship rooted in Jesus Christ, for the Scripture (Holy Bible--God's Word to us) says Jesus is the Only Way. Stay in the Bible, and even in Christian music...and pray for wisdom and discernment to steer clear of the wolves in sheep's clothing. But, keep hopeful that there are others out there who do walk the walk...We may not walk perfectly, but humility and repentance are never far from sincere Believer's hearts.


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ii3rittles 4 years ago Author

Thank you for your comment A Believer! I appreciate the positive feed back =)

I felt a change of heart when I knew Jesus, truly. I can't stand the music I once loved, the shows I once couldn't miss and the people I was once friends with. It was very hard to not be judgmental when my eyes were open but I've come a long way. I'm a work in progress =)

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