I used to have a “personal” blog here… back in the days of “knowing for certain” what it meant to follow Christ… When I “knew for certain” that being gay was a sin… that people on welfare are bums… and that my family should have ONLY Christian friends… Those were the days I believed every word from the pulpit without question… when I “knew for certain” that the earth is only 6000 years old…when I took every word of the bible in the literal sense…
One day my husband said something to me that rearranged my universe… No he didn’t admit to having and affair or say he was leaving me to become a monk… he said; “You’re not teaching our children that dinosaurs are only thousands of years old right?” I was devastated. We were no longer on the same biblical page… I knew he had been listening to some new podcasts… and Craig has always been one to question things… but to go against the bible… that would mean we were DOOMED TO HELL… So I cried and I raged… if the things I had learned from “experts” like Kent Hovind about how the “evils of secular science” were lying to us about the age of the earth… then what else were “good christian folks” unintentionally lying about?
And so began my own rebellious questioning:
- Is being gay really a sin?
- Is the bible inerrant?
- Is it really God’s intention that I bow to my husband’s authority?
- Will there actually be an end times?
- Is God omnipotent?
- Does God have a set plan for us or is there free will and God interplays in our plan? Or is it both and how does that work?