In discipleship Journal, Don McCullough wrote: “John Killenrude tells about the manager of the minor-league baseball team who was so disgusted with his centerfielders performance that he ordered him to the dugout and assumed the position himself.
“The first ball that came into center field took a bad hop and hit the manager in the mouth. The next one was a high fly ball, which he lost in the glare of the sun – until it bounced off his four head. The third was a hard line drive that he charged with outstretched arms; unfortunately it flew between his hands and smacked his eye. “Furious, he ran back to the dugout, grab the centerfielder by the uniform, and shouted, ‘You idiot! You’ve got centerfield so messed up that even I can’t do a thing with it!’”
How many times does it take getting bumped on the head, before we realize others may actually now more than we do? How many cars have we men tried to fix, winding up taking it to a garage? How many times have men tried to put something together without instructions? And, how many times have women tried cooking something without recipes, only to put a grimace on everyone in the families face at the dinner table.
Perhaps the greatest infraction might be trying to explain God to someone without having a clue as to what you’re trying to convey. But, this type of self-instruction is encouraged by mainstream religious leaders. They send uninformed minions out by the thousands to say whatever it takes to bring someone through the doors of their church. Christ wants witnesses, but informed witness, not programmed soldiers for particular denominations.
There is a gospel of the Kingdom of God; there is a message to be spread across the world, but it needs to be understood without bias or influenced by greed. The history of the church is full of self indulgent men, who teach a form of subservient religion which was never meant to be. Christ directed us where to find the answers to mysteries, but it’s up to each individual to search, we don’t need someone else stepping in for us.
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