Reading the Bible!

Posted: July 8, 2015 in Uncategorized
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If I were to come up with the overall sum of time that I have spent in church into hours, I would say that I have sat in a pew for almost a full year by the age twenty-one. This is including all the Christian events, Sunday school, Vacation Bible school, Sunday services, Wednesday nights, and any other church event. Even with all that time in the church there was something else that made me the way I am today. There is one aspect that even as an Agonistic, I still cling to, not to stay close to God, but to stay close to myself. I have learned so much by reading this book. It has taught me that even at the end of my road, if I believe hard enough, I will make it.
This book is the Bible and I want to tell you guys that I still live by the books that were written 2000 years ago. See even though I don’t go to church and even though I am confused with religion, I can’t seem to let go of the bible. This is because even if you don’t believe in God, you can still get something out of reading one passage. As a Christian I found the most wisdom out of the book of Proverbs, and this was the book that I preached out of the most. It was because each time I would read a chapter, I would turn a simply three minute read into a three hour study. I wanted to get more out of the words than just a bandaid to my pain, I wanted to get better and this was the book for that. Here is an example:
“Let love and faithfulness never leave you: bind them around your neck.
  write them down on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and
and a good name with God and man. -Proverbs 3:3,4”
With this one passage of Proverbs you can change your life for the better. If you think about it deep enough you can, that is. See when you show love to those around you and you live by love, the people around you will have to surrender to you. Meaning that if you treat people good then they will come to you more and will be willing to help you more often. That cosine’s with being faithful, not only to your lover but even to your job. If you show that you can be trusted, you will have favor in your relationships and jobs, leading to promotions and deeper love in your life. When you can be trusted, people rely on you more.
See without adding God into the equation, you can now change the way that you look at work, you can now show your boss that you can be trusted, and it will work. Soon you will see that you will no longer need to stress about being behind on bills, because as you show that you will do the work you will get more money from the ever ending promotions
I don’t go church, but I do read the bible. Its because even with all the doubt that I have in my mind about God, there is a lot of wisdom in the book that can help you shape up your life and become a better person! I read the bible to become a better person not a better Christian! You can too!

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