No trust for Christians?

United States
March 13, 2008 11:52pm CST
What do you do when you feel you can not trust other christians? When you watch for years and listen to them bad mouth the Pastor or others and you realize that the smiles on sunday are fake and no one really cares what you or your family is going through? I learned early in my christian walk that we are to be careful of who our friends are. You know if you are walking with God you should fellowship and befriend other believers right? So what if the only people who make you feel like you could ask them for help and they would be there in an instant are sinners? For instance my husband and I tried to go out on the road last summer so we could make better money for our children. Problem was one of our kids was to young to stay alone. We asked everyone we knew. We went to the church first. ( we have been in the same congregation for 12 years) NO ONE would even consider it! Our freinds who have fallen out of church and in all honesty whom we had not been close to over the past few years did not even hesitate! What does that say and do we have the right to feel a little rejected?
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@barehugs (8984)
• Canada
14 Mar 08
I left the Church 50 years ago because I couldn't believe the Christian Dogma. The Minister came to my house and called me a "Heretic" to my face. Then I knew I'd made the right decision. I've noticed that many Christians feel," more Godly" than their neighbors. This doesn't make them very good neighbors. God loves everyone equally! Whether you are a Christian or a Heretic makes no difference to God!
• United States
15 Mar 08
Yeah the whole message of Christ, Love your God and Love your neighbor as yourself. If you dont mind me asking what was heretical in what you were saying?
@barehugs (8984)
• Canada
16 Mar 08
I just said it like it was; that I didn't believe a word of it, and the church was all about money not God!
• United States
17 Mar 08
You have to admit that money was and is a part of life. Even in Jesus day he had and used money otherwise why have a treasurer? I do agree that ther seems to be to much of an emphasis placed on it though. When Jesus needed money for the tax he sent a disciple fishing! lol Try telling a minister to do that! Seriously though somewhere I believe faith needs to be a part of financing the ministry.
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
14 Mar 08
I do understand you but havent you read in the bible that woe unto him who make a man ordinary flesh his place of refuge?well,i need to tell you that in as much as we are expected to fellowship with members of the same faitha nd at least exercise a level of trust in them the bible also says beware of the foxes among the sheep,there are people who will rise up foe you when you least expect while those you trust so much will let you down really bad,its only God than never lets us down.So whenver man comes with tehir attitude just try to take it for what it is but never take it personal,GOd bless you
• United States
15 Mar 08
But what about when the whole flock are foxes? I am not angry with God nor do I think this is a representation of him. I really want to fellowship with believers whom I can connect with and count on.
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
16 Mar 08
well ,i think the best thing to do is to ask God to guide you in mkaing the right decisions,like i said before i dont want to sound like a religious fanatic but i usually ask God for guidance when mingling with people especially in the churh,because you will be shocked at the way some people go about their faith.an example is a deacon in one of the churches i used to know who asked me to meet him sometimes ago and while discussing ,he told me he liked me and would love to do me a favour ,i was happy of cousr because i was just starting out in my personal business then and needed all the favour i could get,i was however dissappointed when his favour was about me joining a blood fraternity.i stopped attending church immediately
• Indonesia
15 Mar 08
i understand what you feel. I'm christian too. I used to be in deep problems a few years ago. At that time, most people put the blame on me, even some of family did. And almost all of them are christian. But the only one who helped me and put me back straight was my old friend which is no christian. But the point is, religion isn't the problem. The problem is inside the person. There are some christian do great and real thing. Another people from other religions did the same. I'm still go to church every Sunday and don't lost faith in Him. God bless.
• United States
15 Mar 08
I applaud your faith and devotion to God! God Bless you as well.
@uath13 (8204)
• United States
15 Mar 08
I'm afraid thats one of the big problems with organized religions. They've added politics to faith & corrupted it.
• United States
15 Mar 08
I would agree and disagree (LOl is that even possible?) You know that Jesus message not only went against the organized religion of his day but also against laws and politics?
@lancingboy (1386)
• United States
18 Mar 08
I know what you mean! When the people at my grandma's church (including her) were pressuring me to get baptised, they were giving me lots of attention. After I got baptised, they all just started ignoring me. After a while, I stopped going to that church and joined another one. In that one, there was a rumor that the pastor was cheating on his wife, and a few years later, they moved to another state and got divorced. Another incident was at another church I went to with my cousin. It was a really small church and there was like maybe 10 or less youth there. The older people (50 and older) ran everyone off! That's including the preacher because he was in his 30's! When it was someone's birthday, they had cake and coffee (the same church of elderly people), they'd cut really small pieces of a huge cake. They told you no if you asked for a second piece. After everyone started going home, like over half the cake was just thrown in the trash! I mean, that is wastefulness and doesn't the Bible say something about that?