A Terrible Christian

God Is For Us

Chris Bunton
5 min readJun 8, 2024

I’m a terrible Christian. It’s a fact. Other Christians look at me and say “He said what?” or “He believes what?” Or they might say, “That’s not very Christ-like.” And it’s true. I sin wickedly. But, they do also. They just commit the socially acceptable sins. They commit the churchy sins.

There are so many people who have asked God to save them, and God has saved them. But, then those same people are driven away because they do not obey all the churchy rules. They don’t say the right thing. They don’t go to the right church. They still smoke, drink or chew, or hangout with girls who do. They haven’t read the Bible or can’t find the verses fast enough. But, at some point in their life, they heard God calling them and they prayed to receive Him. They are saved, but church people drive them away. We are saved, because God has called us, and we turn to Him, and ask Him to save us. We confess Jesus as our Lord, and start to follow the Holy Spirit as He guides us. We are not saved because we follow rules. We grow, and get better, but we still sin. Our sins are not held against us, we are growing. We abide in Him.

I got saved when I was young. Then, I started living like the devil. I was saved, but knew nothing about living a spiritual life. All I knew was that I still sinned, and all the church people were perfect; or at least acted…