The reason there are “christians” that act like something in the cast of “Mean Girls” is that Christianity is a spiritually imparted thing, not a learned thing, not a church you join, not something you inherit from your parents, and not a lofty goal to achieve- by continually striving to get there. “Real” Christianity is receiving by God’s spirit His ways, his revelations, his fruits of the Spirit, and most of all; HIS kind of Love. The types who think they have it (and have just learned to use the bible to hurt people) are the types that will kick a new Christian when they are down, so watch out! Don’t be deceived either, into thinking these false representatives of Christ are a true picture of “who he is.” Their image may say christian while their actions continually display behavior of the evil one.
“The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.” Gal 5:19-21
THE WHOSOEVERS Who are they? Those who come to him!
John 6:37 “whoever comes to me I will never cast out. This is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him should have eternal life.” John 6:37 ESV
I spoke at a church not long ago, and had a lady confront me that I didn’t include Buddhism, and other religions when I was talking about Ephesians 4 and growing up toward the Head which is Christ. She seemed to think I was narrow-minded. Yep I probably am! Narrow is the door (Jesus said). Narrow.
I said well, I’m hear to talk about Jesus and us growing up toward the Head, which is Christ. a guy in the group said “Jesus is the way” but she was undaunted. She continued to talk about Buddhism and how much it was like Christianity as she went out the door. She was there to attend bible study.
I find myself wondering …..why go to a bible study if you have not already come to Jesus? but see, many believe Christianity is a learned thing. It’s not.
Its a surrendered- heart to- Jesus your- Lord thing. Not a learned thing. A heart -thing. A born- again thing. A supernatural experience with Jesus. Living water! Bread of life in the form of annointed words to your receiving ears!
You cannot enter the Kingdom of God without being “born again” ……and Christianity IS NOT A RELIGION It’s a relationship with Jesus Christ and receving him as Saviour and Lord.
If it was something else I would be down at the bar drinking and having a great time ……..
Because religion is dry and boring. (and lifeless) Jesus is LIFE! I am so baffled someone can go to church and not even believe…….
but it happens. I Hope I was a light in that place! Personally I have no interest in a church that would even dare to be JESUS LESS or start saying Christianity is all- inclusive with other Beliefs. IF that is ever the only church there is I will not be in church. You’l lfind me somewhere in a garden….
Praying in Jesus’ name. -Laura Grace
LISTEN! I have a lot of words for God’s people. Get God out of that box! Side step the Sacred cows! Growing VS Knowing (I know we all THINK we know how to grow)
But you have not heard it like this (before) it’s fresh bread! It’s Testimony Time!
What could I say that has not been said already ? Ask me to visit your group, church, and have me speak (you’ll find out!) It’s more of a pleasant surprise than anything, unless you are religious, in which case you better pray first!
First off, YOUR congregation is not the whole answer. WE have branches of the military in the Army of the Lord! (Navy, Marines, and so on) we even have some civilian support! My new book “Relationship is Everything” with God and others
will be coming out soon. Are you stagnating? Praying to return to your first love or praying things like “REVIVE ME?” …..
Have me speak! God has things to say through me! I have testimonies to share, things to say that will actually help you (unless you don’t need help in which case, PRAISE GOD!) ……My love to you all- Laura Grace “Send me Father, send me!)