Mainstream Christianity is founded upon the idea of choice. Most Christians don’t really worship God; they worship the efficacy of their choice. They claim that it is God who is their Saviour but ultimately they believe that it is their choice that saves them.
This leads to hypocrisy because they believe that they have to choose to love in order to be saved. The problem is you cannot choose to love because love is a spontaneous reaction to someone.
They believe that you have to choose to believe in God. That you have to choose to believe that Jesus was the son of God, that he died on the cross and rose again in order to be saved. They believe that if you don’t believe this and choose to love God then you will go to hell.
Both of these things are things you cannot choose. You cannot choose to believe anything. Belief is a spontaneous non-volitional reaction to statements. If you believe belief is a choice then believe that I went to Mars (the planet) yesterday.
I contend that pretty much everyone who claims to be a Christian – that is someone who believes that Jesus was Christ, died and rose again – is not a Christian. They are playing a game of pretend. They are so good at this game that they have deceived themselves.
Christians have forced themselves into this inauthentic position by the idea of hell. They have created this whip with which they coerce themselves into attempting the impossible. As a result of this they become a cult that seeks to expand. Have you ever noticed how if you take the word Christian out of the phrase “Evangelical Christian” you lose none of its meaning?
It is an empty religion full of noise but lacking substance. You see them in the churches now vainly trying to mimic the current culture – distorting themselves and their ceremonies in order to appeal to the masses.
They don’t trust God for their salvation. They have faith in their ability to continue making the same decision until they die and go to heaven. Modern day Christianity is worship of the self and faith in its capacity to maintain a decision. Modern Christianity is Godless.