So I’m reading my daily dose of the WSJ, the best newspaper in the world when up pops a headline I can’t even believe. Banned from Church.
It seems that some conservative idiots masquerading as pastors are kicking people out of church for “sinning.” Apparently a woman in her 70s was arrested in Michigan for attending her Baptist church after she was banned. Get this: She was banned for “spreading dischord and gossiping about her Pastor.” Read “Disagreeing with her Pastor’s non-conformists attitude and idiotic decsions.”
Now as a true follower of Christ I totally get that we don’t get a pass on sin. The Bible is clear on the pricetag of sin – Death. And not that blissful, peaceful, fall off in your sleep death. An eternity of hell fire and damnation death.
But I also know that God – in his infinite mercy – gave us an escape clause. He’s called Jesus. And belief in him gets you to the pearly gates. But you still got to do right. Still, I guess I have a problem with a man with finite means doing something that only the infinite can do – ban you from God’s love.
I mean it’s kind of ridiculous. It’s so amazing that man is so willing to do something that even the all-knowning, omnipotent, infinite God of the universe doesn’t do. Man is quick to deny you your free will to choose – an abortion, gay marriage – whatever. Man will stick his gruffy little nose all up in yo’ business and point his bony little finger at all your faults with the quickness.
Yet, God has mercy. And what does man do? He calls the police.