Hirelings: The Real Thieves

   I don’t know why I seem to always draw the short stick.  There are a lot of things that I could write about that would not cause others so much distress, but it seems as if my lot in life is to be the pebble in the shoe, or the sand in the gears.

   I wish I could be motor oil, but that is not the way I roll.  For some reason, God has given me the task of pointing out the infection in the Body.  His Body.  The Body of Christ. As I often tell others, I write not to the secular world but to those who claim to be followers of Jesus.

   That is why my task causes so much indigestion. I do not like serving it up any more than you like swallowing it.  Perhaps that is why we were told that “just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.”   But Jesus told us that we were salt, and I refuse to sugar coat the truth.

   Let me remind you right up front that I am not a theologian.  But from a young age, the Lord has gifted me with the ability to communicate.  I do not claim to know it all, but I do have the ability to read and to think, and to paraphrase President Reagan, it is not that Christians are so dumb, but that so much of what we have been taught simply is not true.  I lay it out there, and as the saying goes, “prove me wrong.”

   Just the other day I was in a conversation with a Christian ...

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