I’m Sarah and this is my blog. I’ve called it God vs Christianity because often I find that they are poles apart. Christianity has become more about traditions and doing what we are told than about faith and truly seeking God.
Sadly, I’ve seen the “darker side” of Christianity and whilst I love God and trust him for my day to day living, I always feel slightly ashamed when I say I’m a Christian. This is not in any way because I lack conviction of faith, it’s just embarrassing that people then look at you as outdated, religious and make all sorts of assumptions that don’t in any way reflect a life of faith.
I do believe in the Bible and do not think it’s just a collection of stories as some of my friends like to think. I’m not a radical, but I do have my own views on popular topics, which are based on my own interpretation of the Bible.
Like many others, I was raised in a Christian family and I was lucky enough to have parents that read the Bible for themselves rather than taking their pastors word for things. I think this is important, as we should be able to have open discussion about how the church responds to difficult subjects such as divorce and homosexuality.
The thing I’ve learnt through the years is that life is complicated. You can’t judge many things as black and white. There are so many elements and so many angles. There is also this whole concept of one sin being greater than another. I don’t believe God sees it that way, sin is sin, but the sinner should be treated with dignity, respect and most importantly love. Unfortunately, we Christians often forget this and that is where we have lost our way.
In this blog I hope to explore some of the more tricky bits of life as a Christian. I need to start however with something that needs to be shown for what it is. I gave a year of my life to Revelation TV and now I am choosing to tell the truth about why I believe they are being investigated by the Charity Commission.