Does anyone sit in Church in a bit of a daze and just think to yourself "Somethings wrong here, somethings just not right about this anymore" ? Here for a while now I cant shake that feeling. No matter what Church I go to its still the same. I hear sermons and lessons that are wildly out of sorts, but I still here good ones. I see pews filled with fake people, but I still see that true Body of Christ. But I guess if we could be perfect, Christ wouldnt have had to die for us then. I almost feel like the Pharisees of old are taking over again. I see a brand of self serving righteousness with a list of do's and don'ts. Don't do this, don't do that, just don't don't don't. There is a list of do's but they change at the whim of the Pastor. I see this but the Bible clearly states that we have righteousness before God through Jesus Christ and only Him. Not because of anything we did, but because of what Christ did for us. I am told of the "high cost of discipleship", but I can't see that. What cost is this, Christ paid it all remember. So what is there a dividend left off the tab? Did'nt pay the tip? The Bible states that Christs finished work was perfect and still so to this day and will remain so for all time. So I fail to see what I have left to "pay" for. Discipleship has cost me a lot of money. But I have gained riches beyond measure. I lost out on alot of activities because I was at Church or participating in missions, but I wouldnt trade it for the world. I gladly labor for God. So where is this cost they speak of? The list goes on. I will post more if the thread lives. Out of time for now so I'll get off the soapbox and give someone else a turn.