I went through what I went through because God told me to go through it. - Allen Iverson
Two weeks ago, I questioned why people do the some of the things that they do... like go to church. I theorized that this was done because someone (our parents, probably) took you church at an early age and you got baptized (or went through whatever right of initiation your church has).
At some point you received the doctrine of your religion and that you were told that if you followed these teachings or this way of life, you would receive whatever the highest reward in that religion is... for Christians, this is heaven.
I never questioned this, until I was 10. What did I or my father do to deserve the fate that he received?
Why did this happen? Surely a just God would not intentionally let his people live a life of struggle and strife.
As I pondered the quote by Allen Iverson referenced above, I must process the teachings of the church and see how it applies to me,. More importantly, if the central figure of Christianity had to pay the ultimate sacrifice, what makes me so special that I not go through any pain and suffering.
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