I learned a new term today. I did a little bit of reading about this term and it just makes my blood curdle for some reason. What word am I talking about you ask?
(in some Protestant religions) the status of a member who, because of some serious
infraction of church policy, has been denied the church’s
sacraments and any post of responsibility and is officially shunned by other members.
Excuse my foul language, but what the hell is this? It almost seems as if a person is trying to say, “I am more holy than you are.” “So by some ridiculous by-law you are no longer allowed in this church.” “Oh, and by the way I will never speak, be near you or anything that involves social contact of any kind.” “That is until you can prove yourself to be worthy of God’s love.” Now if you believe in this practice I may offend you with what I about to say. “This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard of!” in fact I am outraged because of it.
There is an extensive list of reasons why you can be “disfellowshipped,” you can find that information at this link BALONEY! There are a few of these reasons that really floor me.
Associating with disfellowshipped people
Blood and blood transfusions
Attending another church
Worldly celebrations such as Christmas
This practice also has a profound effect on people I have come to find. They feel as if they are an outcast to society. They are told they are doomed to the gates of Hell if they do not conform to the practice. They back all of this malarchy up with the Bible.
You know what I think? These people need to realize that the only way into heaven is through the Lord Jesus Christ. Remember, the one God sent to save us from our sins so that we may have everlasting life. Where does that fit in this practice? I know, I need to be perfect in God’s eyes and conform to some egocentric beliefs. Then maybe I will be accepted into heaven. Yeah right!
I know there a lot of people who read this blog and some of you may practice this. Why don’t you put the bullshit down and go find out what God is really all about. Oh yeah, if you come knocking on my door it better be because you want to get down on your knees with me and accept the LORD JESUS CHRIST, as your savior. I will be more than happy to talk to you then. As always thanks for stopping by to read this today. I hope that was inspirational to you. Who knows, maybe you learned something.