Sunday, July 11, 2004

Do as I say,not as I do

Recently, there has been what I can only decribe as a outbreak of people saying that they've been called to preach.Before I go any further, I'll explain the process that comes with those expressing a desire to preach in the primitive baptist church.

When someone says this, there is a whole process that they have to go through before they can step up into the pulpit. In the primitive baptist religion,after saying you've been called, the person (usually a guy;they don't traditionally support women preachers)has to preach a sermon in front of the church body. Following this, they have to go in front of a group call the prespretery in which he again preaches a sermon in front of preachers , deacons, and whoever else are there. Within this sermon, he has do take about about Jesus' death, burial and ressurection. If he does this and the group is pleased,he'll be ordained. If he forgets something like talking about Jesus dying but doesn't talk about his coming back from the dead, then he won't be ordained.

In the course of a few weeks,three people I know have been called. Two of these people are my cousin and my brother. People are constatnly asking me how I feel about my brother preaching and I don't really know what to say. I'm happy I guess...although somewhat surprised.I am more willing to accept him as a preacher than my cousin. She's always acted like she's the best thing since sliced bread and her preaching style is no different. When she was getting ready to preach her first sermon, her mother had invitations made and then passed them out at our church to selected people. Now keep in mind, my aunt doesn't like that many people at our church;she says that they're all jealous of my cousin because she's so talented. PLEASE!!! Also, my cousin doesn't even go to my church anymore or isn't even in the same religion we are. She also had ink pens made with the date and time of the sermon. Is that too much or what?

Don't get me wrong, I'm happy that they've found their purpose in life,but don't try to force your new found religion on me. You found your purpose, I'll find mine too eventually-just don't try to judge me cause last time I checked, nobody was perfect except God.

Don't come at me talking about what I'm doing wrong if you're right there with me doing it too. Don't walk around like you've never sinned when you know you have cause you'll have to take that up with God, not me.

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