“Don’t be frontin me” is a street slang term which basically means, “you are not being honest, you are not giving me the the real story, you are just giving the window glossing, you speak only of the externals, I know you are being dishonest”. “Frontin” is a way to maintain an image while using deception.
Roman Catholics harbor this “frontin”. They might tell you they love being a Catholic, speak glowingly of the RCC, defend the RCC at all costs, but they are never being totally honest with you. Inside there is a deep uncertainty and a sheer emptiness.
Depending on the day, a Roman Catholic might love the church or feel spiritually close to God, again depending on the day. Since it is a self-governed, self accountable, self-serving type of faith, there is much unhappiness and emptiness. The real world circumstances come first before any faith in God.
There really is NO accountability in Roman Catholicism. You are on your own. A Catholic family might hold their children accountable to the faith up until the age of 18, then basically they are on their own. Many fall away from the church at that point. Mind you, this same religion calls these children “born-again” through RCC baptism, but many will end up later in life as agnostic, atheists, or grasping on to other world religions. This would be one point of evidence of the sheer unhappiness and emptiness of Roman Catholicism. They show themselves as lifeless, there is no evidence of being born-again by the Holy Spirit in Jesus Christ.
Lapsed Catholics are a clear indication that the RCC is NOT the church Jesus is building! If one’s heart has been regenerated by the Holy Spirit, their sins forgiven by the work of Jesus Christ, His righteousness imputed to their account, there is no such thing as being “lapsed”. There could be very temporary backsliding here and there, but the one born-again new desire is to stay in the family of God, not to seek ways to leave. Sorry to inform Catholics, but the RCC is NOT that family of God.
Why is there such unhappiness and emptiness in Roman Catholicism? Because the Good News is not shared by Roman Catholicism. What is taught is uncertainty in Jesus Christ, and when there is doubt, there is unhappiness and the result is emptiness. Many Catholics such as my own Dad get to the point of “what’s the use?” They lived Roman Catholicism for decades and the emptiness becomes much too illogical to continue on with.
The “fronting” Catholics you will run into? Well, they will be the ones judging these lapsed Catholics, claiming basically they just couldn’t make it, they just weren’t “good Catholics”, in other words the self righteous fangs will come out. Again, since it is a self righteous faith, it is by self-serving devotion one can “make it”.
Make no mistake, Roman Catholics are spiritually empty. Some will put on a front to make it only seem they are happy in their faith, and this could be a day by day occurrence, some days not so much.
If you are a Roman Catholic and have read this and want to fill that emptiness? There is something which will! It is called the Good News of Jesus Christ! By placing your faith alone in Him, by casting aside all that idolatry and vain religious pomp and circumstance you have been lead to believe in, and truly believing that Jesus is the ONLY way, the ONLY truth, the ONLY life, you WILL be filled! There is NO emptiness or unhappiness being in His eternal rest, just JOY!
Don’t waste another day in sheer unhappiness and emptiness in a religion which does not share with you the Good News of Jesus Christ! As Andrew and Simon did by the Sea of Galilee, make it a point today just LEAVE your past life in the dust and follow Jesus Christ!
Open your Bibles, and you will be filled through the awesome promises of the word of God! You are empty for one reason, Roman Catholicism is NOT filling you! It is God who can and WILL fill you with the Holy Spirit, only then that deep spiritual sadness and uncertainty will leave you, only then you will go from feeling empty to being filled with joy!
Romans 8:31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written:
“For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”
37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord