Sunday, March 28, 2010

Living Our Christian Imposter

We in the west have been and continue to be deceived. Our brand of Christianity and its practice is a fraud. From the orthodox to the liberal, and from the watchmen to the emergent, we all live and promote a falsehood that claims to follow Jesus but hoards money, incurs debt, bows to nationalism, enjoys a plethera of entertainment whithin a stone's throw of the poor, all but ignores prayer, and in general sacrifices nothing. In general we spend more on our pools and pets than we do on ministering to the poor and worldwide missions, to say nothing on mortgage interest payments for a place to sit on Sundays.

Aside from important doctrinal issues, the form of Christianity we all practice is a self serving construct that cannot claim any resemblance to Jesus or His teachings. We cannot be blamed for being born into such a Christian imposter, however we are to blame as we hand it unchanged to the next generation.


JIBBS said...

In many ways this post reminds me of A.W. Pink's introduction to Profiting From the Word.

I will be praying with you, Pastor, that all who claim the name of Jesus Christ will have the true and living faith, myself included.

"What do we have, that we did not receive?"

Deb said...

I no longer attend a "church", I am the "church",I am still learning, I pray for help that I live like Jesus,not like the world..

JIBBS said...


I hope you will consider finding a church home. Consider the following:

Heb 10:23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.
Heb 10:24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,
Heb 10:25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

Deb said...

I have been looking, but most are into the entertainment business, to draw in the masses. I just cannot do that anymore. but still looking.

JIBBS said...


I hear ya. I hope you are able to meet with other believers in the interim. I hope the Lord will lead you into a Biblically-modeled church.