God does not send us into the dangerous and exacting life of faith because we are qualified; He chooses in order to qualify us for what he wants us to be or do." Eugene Peterson
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Robyn Rochelle Cox
Loving God in the Moment
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Question for you...She stands a few heads taller than me. A beautiful blue - eyed blond believer.
None of this is unusual in Germany except the believer part.
We met last Friday for a coffee. I blogged a moment about it, but I can't seem to leave the thoughts. My new friend shared several stories on that day. But the one that keeps coming back to my mind was her questioning my being divorced. The conversation went something like this - with more German thrown in.
"Also...you weren't a believer when you married?"
"No, I was a believer."
"So your husband was a believer auch (also)?"
"Nein, I thought he was but he only met my definition of believer at that time. He is a cultural Christian. My definition of a believer at that time: you had to say you were a Christian, and you had to go to church already... My ex- said he was a Christian, and he also was going to church at that time I met him. What I didn't know (until I was too far gone) he went to church because he was dating a girl at that church. Like I said, he was a cultural Christian"
"Also... we don't have those here in Germany. I dated a man from the United States once. He too was a cultural Christian. He said he was a Christian, but he really didn't believe in Christ. It was uberaschung (surprising). Here in Germany a person doesn't say that they are a Christian unless they are. They might say that they are Lutheran or Catholic. But a Christian... no, they would not say that."
So, I've been wondering - when will the United States move from being a culturally Christian society to being just plain non-Christian????? Are we there yet?
Interesting, don't you think?
And which is better?
Think about it. It is easier to spot a Christian here...
I don't know - I've just been thinking about that whole "be either hot or cold" verse...
I don't know...
maybe getting an e-mail from someone that I don't doubt is a Christian - but has really made some BAD decisions of late... I don't know... it has just got me thinking...
Posted by Robyn Rochelle E. at Sunday, March 18, 2007
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