Opinions: Everyone Has One

We’ve all heard it said it’s best to stay away from topics like religion, and politics.  I’ve always wondered why we would want to avoid two of the topics that impact our lives (arguably) the most.  Well now I get it.

I’m finding that, as I’ve written my observations and opinions, it’s easy to start holding back when speaking about topics related to my blog.  There has been some positive feedback.  However, the negative feedback has tended to be personal in nature.  As a result I’ve succumbed to the temptation of keeping my thoughts to myself. Well, I am not going to do that anymore.  After all, this blog is Confessions of a Former Worship Leader.  That’s who I am and that’s what I intend to do…confess….

From my years (and tears) as a worship leader I have many observations.

Here they come!

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The Body of Christ

I am SO THANKFUL that the Body of Christ survives in spite of the Religion of Christianity.

It COULD have died a slow death after the first apostles died.

It COULD have been snuffed out when Constantine got his hands on the religion and made it something Jesus never intended it to be.

t COULD have been snuffed out anytime in the dark ages when it became a weapon to bring death and repression to anyone who didn’t agree with the institutionalized religion.

Even now the Body of Christ survives the modern western church which enslaves its “members” with religious activities and practices (activities and practices that Jesus and the apostles would cry over…another blog…) to the point where sometimes mom’s have to make the hard choice of time with the kids versus a religious meeting.   Dads in “ministry” have to try to balance religious vocation, and family activities to the detriment of family time and spiritual health.

The Body of Christ……I am so thankful that the “the gates of hell will not prevail against it”.  It’s a promise from Jesus himself!

Awesome!