I’ve been listening to a lot of music lately, and a line stood out to me about the “supermarket of salvation”. I’ll leave a link to the song at the end, but this inspired me to address an important point about Christianity.
The metaphor goes something like this: for the true Christian, the road to finding Jesus is long, difficult, and bizarre. It’s like an explorer searching ancient caverns for something extremely hidden and difficult to acquire.
Parallel that to the average “Christian”. There is no sacrifice, no keeping of the law, and there is no real difference between them and the heathen. These people are the shoppers in the supermarket of salvation. They pick the religion that suits them, rather than dedicate their lives to Jesus Christ and his law.
My point being that if you mold your religion and beliefs around your life, your friends, and your convenience, then you are simply an atheist in denial. On the other hand, if you put away sin, in all its forms, and force yourself to change to suit his wants, then you are a worthy servant and will be rewarded with the Holy Ghost and eternal life.
You cannot serve God and mammon.
Youtube: Black Sabbath – “TV Crimes”