Do you know what happens when you question someone’s traditions or you question the status quo? Eric from “A Pilgrim’s Progress” knows, and he writes about it in his post “If you Challenge the Status Quo…”
Speaking of church traditions, Eric says:
If you open your bibles and then look at your church, you will most likely see some inconsistencies. In some churches there are few; in others there are almost too many to count. When you point these things out, the following ten things will happen from at least some people:
-You will not be welcomed.
-You will be scorned.
-You will be talked about behind your back.
-You will be ignored.
-It will be labeled divisive.
-You won’t be trusted anymore.
-You will face rejection.
-You will be told that you just don’t understand.
-You will be told to trust those in authority.
-You will be told that it was that way then, but it is this way now.
Yep. Eric’s right. I’ve seen all of those reactions.
Although, I have noticed that people will be more likely to listen to you if they actually know you (you share your life with them and vice versa) and if your life is a good example of godliness.
What do you think? Have you faced any of these reactions? Have you reacted this way before?