Skillet’s frontman John Cooper recently asked a very interesting question in which he responded in a lengthy Facebook post. He simply asked, “What in God’s name is happening in Christianity?”
The question and post were in response to the news of former Hillsong worship leader Marty Sampson announced his faith is “on incredibly shaky ground.”
The short answer is that there isn’t anything wrong with Christianity at all. The problem lies in that there are people out there with a holier-than-thou attitude. Silently blasting someone who is looking inward and asking themselves very difficult questions regarding their faith should be celebrated. Not pointed at and said that they are the problem.
In one sentence, Cooper said that he wasn’t judging anyone. In the next, he was saying that people should just be quiet and accept the ‘truth’ as it is. Personally, I have an issue with a few things Cooper said.
Before we take this any further, admittedly, I’ve done a great deal of introspection over the last few years.
If anything, Cooper should applaud Sampson looking inward and evaluating whether he’s being true or not.
Now, let’s circle back around to the main issue here. Cooper asked, “What is happening in Christianity?”
The answer is simple: nothing different than has been happening since its inception. Christianity is the same today as it was yesterday and will continue to be the same tomorrow.
The problem is the people.
People get ridiculed when they step back and look at themselves. They get told they’re being selfish. They get shunned. They get rejected.
Truth be told, whether some people want to admit it or not, we ALL go through a time or two where we evaluate who we are.
Far too many people today are lying to themselves about who they are in order to conform to the pressures of the happenings going on around them and in the world.