by Ernest Liu
about the author

  • Random Snippets
    • Marriage Isn’t that Great
      What kind of chapter title is that? "Marriage Isn't that Great?" I guess that's the type of thing you'd expect from a radical Christian author.
    • The God Problem
      You and Me Forever • Reading Journal Log 4 As a pastor for over 20 years, I have come to the conclusion that most marriage problems are not really marriage problems. They are God problems. They can be traced back […]
    • Work & Sex Slavery
      Human trafficking is an estimated $32-billion industry worldwide. It is the second most profitable business on the planet. About 20% of victims are forced into laborious slavery while the remaining 80% are forced into sexual slavery. The majority of victims are female, many of whom were deceived and forced into prostitution.
  • You think I’m a good Christian?

    Most if not all of you know that I’m a Christian. Or as I much prefer… Christ follower. Some have told me that they really admire my genuine passion for Christ. I’ve also been told that there are people who look up to me as a spiritual role model. People have seen me do things for the sake of Christ that they’ve never seen anyone else do.

    Though I love encouragement I get from others, there’s something that really bothers me. Actually, it is the very fact that people think that I’m a praiseworthy example of what a Christian should be.

    When you read the book of Acts in chapter 4, you’ll find that the early church had a large number of genuine believers. Followers that would literally give up everything to follow Christ and suffer for Him. Not just an individual here and there (what we see today). The average “Christian” would be fully devoted to God and love Him in a way we’d never imagine.

    So here’s the problem… I am fully convicted that I am a Christian that should actually be a shame to the body of Christ. I truly believe that God wants and expects so much more from me than what I have given. It’s just that in our generation and culture, the expectations for Christians are so low that when any of us show even a glimpse of the fruit of the spirit, it’s like we’re the most unbelievably amazing person in the world.

    I have a prayer request… Pray for me that I become a much better Christ-like follower. Pray that Christians will have someone much better than me to look up to, someone who really represents Christ as they did in the early church.