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Confessions of a screwed up middle aged man: a sad comment


So the other day, one of my fellow co-workers walks up to me. He says he was talking to another co-worker who said this about me:
“He is the only person here that says he is a Christian and actually acts like it. All the others that say they are do not.”
This made me speechless. Not out of pride, or shock, but in actual sorrow.
I talk to a few people at work that say they are also “Christian.” One of them seem to be doing the right thing.
About me? I know I sin. I know I am not perfect. I strive to follow the teachings of the Bible as best I can, but I still fall short.
Yet to have someone say, that I am the exception, on the good side. I would rather be the exception on the bad. Due in part to my failings as a human.
There are many that do not state they are “Christian.”
There are many that actually deny God.
But to be deemed the only one, in a place that has hundreds. This is sad.

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Different denomination. Different interpretation. Different individuals. The cause of divides, of division. Why? Because they do not see that there is only one God. They see different gods of their own creation. Each formed in their own image. Be it in each denomination and each individual.
Since there is only one God and there is only one Bible then there must be only one way to understand. Yet too many come to different destinations. Most of which do not lead to a true image of God.
The Bible teaches that God is to be the center. That we are to love God with all our heart, mind and soul. Yet most never truly accept this. They mouth the words, but never take it into true context.
To love Him with all our heart, mind and soul is to place none before God with these three. Yet most seek after their own glory, their own reward, their own way to see the Bible that allows them to think they are pure and holy when they are dirty with sin that may have once been washed away but no longer. Living a life formed of a lie by their own version of the Bible.
If you take the Bible literally you can only come to one resolve, one conclusion. Yet when this one version is shown to them it does not match their personal view that allows them to not only hurt other humans. It allows them to think the world revolves about them. That they are the center and all must bow to their view of God that allows them to not care about their employers, their co-workers, and people on the streets, the police, and the government. With this selfish mentality they come to work late, speed down the highways and care for nothing but themselves. This is not the true version of the Bible.
The true version of the Word of God states that the person that follows God is the least amongst everyone else. That they must place all others before them. This means that they must be honorable and dutiful employees, they must esteem their fellow co-workers as well as the people on the streets and must respect the police and the government. With this selfless mentality they come to work on time, obey the speed limit and care for everyone and everything.
There is only one God. There is only one interpretation and that can only be found by studying the Bible and reading it in context. Not taking this line and applying this meaning when the entire context comes to a different meaning altogether.
Galatians 1:6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
If we ourselves do not correctly and on our own come to learn the true meaning of the Bible then we are to be accursed, and all we can blame is ourselves and no others