Monday, September 12, 2016

Churchianity Vs. Christianity


"Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage." Philippians 2:6

What is it that keeps so many from following the Christ of Christianity? Perhaps it is due to "Churchianity" which has replaced "Christianity" in many churches today. Oh, there is lots of great worship and preaching, but, sadly SELF is on the throne. Jesus said, "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me." (Luke 9:23) Many church problems can be traced to churches that are NOT denying self and not showing "agape love" (self-sacrificing). True faith, and honoring God stand in the balance. Remember what drew you to Christ; remember the sense that you were loved, no matter what? Remember what it was that caused you to serve him in the first place before the muddy water of Churchianity got in the way? Churchianity produces artificial change; Christianity produces transformation into something magnificent, beautiful, alive and Eternal.

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