It’s high time I come after those who call or consider themselves “christians”.
I’ve had it!
You’re all a bunch of wannbe’s.
I was raised in the church. taught scripture from the time I was three. The men and women who taught me were some of the most intelligent, kindhearted, loving people you would ever meet. They spent hours dedicated to teaching the love of God and the message of salvation through His son, Jesus. They served with compassion, grace and humility and they never expected anyone to lead who wasn’t meant to lead. Serve who wasn’t meant to serve. Give who wasn’t meant to give.
They lived their lives as true leaders who didn’t beg for people to stay active or dig deep in their pockets to keep the “church” functioning. They didn’t spend hours using the pulpit for their own selfish gain. And YES…preaching from the pulpit that you need to serve, serve, serve or give, give give is for selfish gain, the reason…because they aren’t relying on GOD to provide.
True followers for God and Jesus will serve and give freely because that’s what they see the leaders doing so they ultimately feel led to do the same out of compassion and uhmility, but in the “church” today that’s not happening and people are leaving the churches in droves because they’re tired, worn out and emotionally spent.
I am one of those people and God knows it because He and I have talked about it ad nauseam and before you jump to any presumptions, I don’t consider myself to be a “christian” because I’m a good person or because I went to church since I was three.
I consider myself to be a Christian because I know that Jesus is the Son of God, that He is LORD of Lords, KING of kings and that He willingly sacrificed his His life to die for ALL mankind and that anyone and everyone who looks at Him by FAITH, the assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of things unseen, would have eternal life.
I am a Christian because I believe in GOD the Father and know beyond any doubts that He raised Jesus from the dead and that His eternal will is that ALL humanity would turn from their wicked ways and seek His face with humble hearts and when they do, He will hear them and heal their lives.
I am a Christian because I follow Christ…not the world.
However, churches today are led by the sweet talkin’, smooth sailin’ people who think that Godliness is a means of great gain. They aren’t content with just having a congregation of 250 – 500, instead…it’s about mega-churches filled to the rafters with people giving so much that they have nothing left to live on and serving so much that they have nothing left to live for.
On top of that…”christians” today aren’t really true Christians. They’re people who think that attending church is a great means to boost their social status in the community. That it will somehow grant them exclusive rights to be labeled a “good person”, when the truth is that they aren’t regenerated, they aren’t a new creation in Jesus Christ and they aren’t true followers of the One who they claim to know.
A true Christian prays without ceasing…
A true Christian abides in their Savior…
A true Christian dedicates their life to serving God at any and all costs and TRUSTS in Him even in the midst of adversity…
Most of all…a true Christian doesn’t seek their own, but seeks to honor God through the serving of others, NOT by obligation, but by OBEDIENCE.
It’s pathetic how many of you are being led to slaughter and not to the sheering booth.
I was raised in the church from an early age and have seen the decay from the inside. The beginning of the end was when preachers started preaching messages from the pulpit that the congregations weren’t giving enough…weren’t serving enough…weren’t sacrificing enough. That’s when people started thinking that their Godliness was somehow connected to their works.
I have news for you all… IT’S NOT!!
Godliness is a means of great gain, but only when accompanied with contentment. Not something the “church” leaders have these days.
Gotta have more…gotta get more…gotta be bigger…gotta do more…
it’s never enough to just show up as a group of people and honor and praise God. To just let Him grow the church…to let HIM be the giver…to let go of every encumbrance and let God be GOD!
It’s pathetic of “church” leaders to think that they are in control. It’s pathetic of them to think they can manipulate the children of God into fulfilling their wishes and desires.
It’s pathetic how very few true GODLY leaders we have leading our churches today.
Say what you will…comment as you like…
but I caution you, before you do…take a long, hard look at your life and your “church”…take inventory of what a GODLY leader really is based on scripture…NOT your own selfish desires…but those of GOD…and then pray over what I have said here…and seek God’s instructions…
I’m sure that you’ll be surprised how long it takes for God to respond, but trust me…He will respond and you aren’t gonna like His reply. No one ever does.
My next post is about how today’s “christians” are leading many to unbelief…stay tuned, cause I ain’t finished…