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is so boring
want to rebel against society?
You have two
choices for rebellion:
1) Be different
by being negative. This is the way we normally think of rebellion.
Fight authority; hurt other people; hurt yourself (drinking, drugs,
sex, etc.); damage things; destroy things; get down and dirty. You'll
be mostly ignored, there are a lot of people trying to rebel this
way and your rebellion is a normal part of American culture. If
you are different enough you'll end up in a half-way house, rehabilitation,
prison, or dead.
2) Turn against
American culture. You'll be rejected, persecuted, laughed at,
continually told to be quiet (in other words, to not express your
views in public). Your freedom at work and school will be limited,
when compared with other people. You will experience daily attacks
on your beliefs and continual, unrelenting 24 hour-a-day efforts
to get you to renounce and turn away from your beliefs.
You are an Evangelical
Christian, a true rebel against American culture.
Ah, but you
say American is a Christian nation. To be a Christian is not to
be a rebel. Yes, nearly 85% of Americans claim to be Christian.
But, very few of those actually behave like Christians. Yes, American's
history shows us America was founded as a Christian nation, but
today we have turned out backs on that Christian heritage.
To call yourself
a Christian in America is not to be a rebel. To think and act as
Jesus taught us, that is rebelling and inviting persecution--and
that is truly being a Christian.
Christians are the most persecuted faith group in the world. As
a few examples, take a look at the following web sites:
in America: In America public prayer, the Ten Commandments,
Christmas, wearing a cross (such as on a necklace), private prayer,
and more are under attack. For just a sampling visit:
American Center for Law and Justice
To be a Bible-believing
Christian in America today is to be a rebel, just as it was in Jesus'
day. It means to rebel against the secularism of American culture.
It means to rebel against the apathy of American Christianity. It
means to rebel against the hypocracy of American "Christian"
churches. It means to rebel against the lack of moral values and
the tolerance of sin in America today.
It means to
love God above all else and to love all others. It means to become
a servant who, instead of asking "What's in it for me?"
askes "What can I do for others?"
web site could be dedictated to this subject. For in-depth information,
highly recommend a book written by a Jewish Rabbi: America's
become a true Bible-based Christian means that you no longer conform
to who and what American society and culture says you should be. Instead
you belong to Christ.