A while back my best friend added a guy who’s, to be nice, nowhere near my best friend on his Facebook account. Years back this guy was one of the most despicable people I knew, but my friend John remained friends with him for reasons of his own. He makes frequent posts to John’s page, especially if it’s something I’ve also made comments on. Based on a lot of what he posts, he clearly hasn’t changed. However, he has found God. :rolleyes:
Just about every post this guy makes includes phrases such as “Praise God!” “God is great!”, or some other mention of God or Jesus and how he owes everything good in his life to them. The handful of posts that aren’t like this are the ones that mention the parts of his life that remind me of just why I despised him as much as I did years back (the lying, the drug use, cheating on his wife, etc.).
I’ve known quite a few people like this, and after seeing another of his posts earlier, I got to thinking about this. The thing I’m wondering about this guy and others like him are if they truly think that God smiles down on them and their lifestyles, or if they view their constant praise as a shield against their behavior. In other words, “I can do what I want, lying to people, stealing, using drugs, wrecking peoples’ lives, but if I constantly sing God’s praises that makes everything okay.”