Countless people, both Christians and unbelievers, do not know the difference between religion and revolt. Some that I have spoken to have asked me, ‘Bishop, how can you be in church but not be religious?’ The answer is simple, true faith is not measured by the title of being a Christian, Buddhist, Catholic or a Muslim, it is measured by your belief in God and revolt against injustice.
Injustice is you believing in a great God, and having a husband or wife who cheats on you. Injustice is you believing in a great God, and having to choose between buying groceries or paying your rent. Injustice is you believing in a Great God, and having to live in a hospital and visit your home – because you have one sickness or disease after the other. Injustice is you believing in a great God, and having to visit your son or daughter in prison every week.
Injustice is anything that goes against the promises of God in your life! Now ask yourself, if God is so great, where are all His miracles in my life? This is what a revolted person would do. But what would a religious person do? They would say, ‘God is good all the time, all the time God is good,’ but their life is FULL of injustice.
“God is a just judge, And God is angry with the wicked every day.”(Psalm 7:11)
The wicked that God is referring to here are the injustices we see nowadays. If we do not have this righteous anger, we are being religious. If we see our lives going from bad to worse, and fold our arms doing nothing, we are being religious. If we do not manifest a sincere faith and fight the evil one behind our problems, we are being religious.
If you have been this religious person up until now, now is your moment to decide. Will you remain this way, or will you get up and fight with revolt against your problems? Will you keep running away from your problems or will you challenge God like Gideon and the 300 did? The revolted ones are victorious, while the religious continue in their suffering.
The choice is yours, choose wisely.
May the God of the Bible bless you
Bishop Joshua Fonseca