Craigslist Christianity 

IMG_7468.JPGOne can find just about anything on Craigslist. Boats, cars, guitars, keyboards, pool tables, and lots of other stuff.

Why, you can even find people on Craigslist.

I’m not lying.

Most of what you’ll see advertised are used items; things no longer wanted or needed by the seller.

Things the seller has no more use for.

It wouldn’t surprise me to someday see a listing that reads something like this:

“For Sale: one old rugged cross, complete with blood stains. Nails are available for an extra five dollars. Also must sell my set of beliefs, doctrines, and dogmas covering everything from the bodily resurrection of Jesus to the Glorious Appearing. 

“For the true collector, I will throw in such religious relics as beliefs about the Holy Spirit, an actual place called “Hell”, and the Great White Throne Judgment.

“I’ve been collecting for years and have come to realize these items are no longer necessary.

“Will negotiate price, and all items must go. I no longer have the storage space I once had.”

Maybe there’ll never be a listing like the one I just mentioned, but there might as well be. Because for too long people have been trading the beliefs they once held dear, which were tried and true, for something foreign to the Gospel of Jesus. 

 

People who were once sold out for God have seemingly sold out God. 

 

Not everyone, of course. But too many, that’s for sure.

The old landmarks, the ancient property lines, have been moved. To former “collectors”, it was too much work keeping the property maintained. So move the fence, get rid of the extra land, and make the maintenance task that much easier. There! No fuss, no muss.

However, there may come a time when the land being sold is really needed. Like, at the end of one’s life. Or when trouble or tribulation arise.

“You shall not move your neighbor’s landmark, which the men of old have set, in the inheritance that you will hold in the land that the Lord your God is giving you to possess.” (Deuteronomy 19:14 ESV)

“Do not move the ancient landmark that your fathers have set.” (Proverbs 22:28 ESV)

Yes, it’s true. People get rid of things they believe they’ll never use again. And that’s alright.

Just don’t let yourselves buy into the Craigslist Christianity way of living.

Because it’s no way to live.