…but a lifestyle that impacts the world.
What is Christianity anyway? Basically, every definition you come across has it labeled as a “Religion”.
Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. Wikipedia’s definition.
No wonder so many Believers appear to be so confused, lost and torn apart in Sects and misguided truths about this walk and the real reason you were called by God. We’ve become watered-down, fearful and timid in the hands of institutionalized religions instructing and guiding us based on the standards of this world and NOT the Word of God. “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” Hosea 4:6. Don’t get me wrong in my sharing, because I don’t believe that every church out there is teaching in this fashion, however many are and continue with a passion not realizing their error. The Apostle Paul asked a profound question in
1 Corinthians 1:13 “Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were ye baptized in the name of Paul? (Sects) Going back to verse 10 he states: “Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.” Now I don’t know about you or even how you may feel about this verse, but it speaks very clearly to me. I know we all may not agree on scripture meanings or translations, but when the obvious is stated there is no room to disagree. Everything from “New Age Religion” to seeking your universal higher power, appears to be of the “same mind” thought, focus and power to boot. “Giving them what their itchy ears want to hear.” It’s a god as you would like him to be in your own mind for you…a gene in a bottle and millions are like minded in that walk “Deliberate Creation”. It’s almost like the Israelites in the desert praising a calf, right. I’m just a sinner saved by the grace of God, and most of the time I struggle in this walk more than most, however, I don’t give up and when believers are in need of guidance, stewarding and wounds mended from a harsh, cruel and uncaring world…I want to know that I can comfy in brothers or sisters that are believer that is filled with the Spirit of God with Christ as Lord over their life that I may know that those words that I hear are actually the words of my God understanding, building me up and preparing me to stand back up and finish the race of faith…Amen. We ARE NOT an Institution, we ARE NOT show boaters for the world, We ARE NOT misinformed and we ARE NOT defeated. Christianity is a way of lifestyle for those who are real believers. Nowadays, everybody wants to a be the captain of the ship, the head-man in charge, the title holder, but if I’m not mistaken, Christ was a servant for the world and King of all today. Food for thought. I love you through Christ Jesus my Lord and may the Father of ALL living things bless you unmeasurably, you and your household and protect you from all unseen hurt harm and danger. Amen if you agree. Now I will leave you with this for your encouragement.