The first time I heard this statement from a minister, I chuckled, like most people in the congregation. It was more than the statement itself; it was the way he said it – and the wicked grin on his face when he did:
“Where do you place your ‘BUT’?! Put your ‘BUT’ in the correct place!”
It was hilarious.
However, beyond the humour, that single placement will radically influence your walk with God.
About three or four years ago, I assisted in working on a religious thesis. The project took me on a research of many religions of the world, and it was eye-opening to study their origins. Some of these psuedo-religions were blatantly anti-Christ and anti-God, but others were more subtle.
The most fascinating for me were those that seemingly had their origins in Christianity or ‘Christian’ experiences, but later deviated into error…