“Crazy Ass Christian” and “bat-shit crazy” are terms I was called in a Triond forum recently when asking a simple question. They seem to find it funny to put down and degrade another.
Genesis 50: 20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.
Yes, I say Praise the Lord, Hallelujah and Amen. If this offends others, I have to say Oh well. I know my Lord and Savior is proud of me for claiming and standing on what I believe. I know I am not alone, but if you are a Christian or a Bible believing Christ follower, people look at you as if you are sincerely crazy. They do not understand the peace in life that this can provide; instead terms like Crazy Ass Christians and bat-shit-crazy come flowing from their mouths.
“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Matthew 5:11-12, (NIV)
The Gallop Poll just released a new finding that, Religious Americans Enjoy Higher Well-being. According to the Gallop Poll, “Religion generally involves more meditative states and faith in a higher power, both of which have been widely used as methods to lower stress, reduce depression, and promote happiness. Religion provides mechanisms for coping with setbacks and life’s problems, which in turn may reduce stress, worry, and anger. Many religions, including Christianity, which is by far the dominant religion in the U.S., embody tenets of positive relationships with one’s neighbors and charitable acts, which may lead to a more positive mental outlook.”
I’ll take the coping skills that; lowers stress, reduces depression, makes me more charitable and obtain more happiness. I’ve lived a life of anger in the past and I wouldn’t trade that for the self-assurance that Heaven has for me. So call me all the names you want, being recognized as a Christian, even if you think that is a bad thing, is all I need.