My story illustrates the symptoms. I was born into a “Christian” family. We believed in God and attended church when convenient— and always on Christmas or Easter. And when we did attend, it was always boring.
Groeschel, Craig; Groeschel, Craig. The Christian Atheist: When You Believe in God But Live as if He Doesn’t Exist (pp. 17-18). Zondervan. Kindle Edition.
No, it’s not my story. It’s Craig Groeschel’s. It could also be yours.
If you’re thinking – “I can relate to that feeling”. Being born into a “Christian family” doesn’t make one a good Christian. In fact, being born into what the book describes as a “Christian family” can really turn people off.
Now – if you’re thinking – “Wow – that’s really me!” –
then you should also consider this:
Craig Groeschel is the founder and senior pastor of Life.Church which is considered the largest church in the United States with twenty five locations in seven states.
Craig Groeschel turned into the pastor of an extremely successful church.
If he did that – starting off with feelings like these – where could you end up?
Don’t live the “Christian” life of your family and friends – the “Christian” life that you don’t want.
Do live the true Christian life that Jesus offers.