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I started the RedLetterLiving blog in 2008 to seek answers to how closely Christian churches actually followed the words of Jesus Christ. What I found after almost three years of intensive study was that while there are now nearly 39,000 different versions of Christianity, practically none of them appear to center their doctrine or practices around Jesus’ words as found in the red letters of many bibles. As a matter of fact, many seem to almost ignore his words and especially his commands! They want to concentrate on the man-made rules and beliefs that were most likely formulated many years after Jesus left this earth. It surprised me that many denominations are fixated on what to believe and how to exclude those who don’t align with their beliefs than how to act and how to love! During this study I also found was that the noted theologians of the day are all over the map when it comes to what they profess.
One of the results of this study is that I no longer call myself a Christian. That word has been polluted, especially in the political sphere, so much it has almost lost all meaning. I have come to include myself in the “Spiritual but not religious” category! I simply call myself a “follower of Jesus Christ.”
I believe that the church is at a crossroads and where it goes, or maybe more appropriately where it is pushed, will determine its future. That future could be one of complete irrelevance if nothing is done or one that leads the world toward the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven…. as Jesus intended.