The reason the world is not seeing Jesus
“The reason the world is not seeing Jesus is that Christian people are not filled with Jesus. They are satisfied with attending meetings weekly, reading the Bible occasionally, and praying sometimes. … It is an awful thing for me to see people who profess to be Christians lifeless, powerless, and in a place where their lives are so parallel to unbelievers’ lives that it is difficult to tell which place they are in, whether in the flesh or in the Spirit.” – Smith Wigglesworth
Posted on May 23, 2017, in Christ and tagged avoid deception, avoid hypocrisy, avoid legalism, avoid obscene talk, avoid occult, avoid sin, Christ Jesus, Smith Wigglesworth. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
Sadly, this is exactly where the church is today. There are Christians who worship in church only, and believe “in secret” when in the world, afraid they’ll offend someone or get into an eschatological debate. Maybe they’ll be shunned by coworkers or their neighbors will stop inviting them to cookouts. Then there are Christians whose walk looks nothing like that of someone who is Christ-like. The church seems to have lost its Christian worldview. Culture has shifted to a pluralistic orientation where there is no absolute truth; rather, truth is what you think it is. Therefore, truth is relative. Culture is slowly tearing down the infrastructure of ultimate meaning and the believe that there is any god at all, let alone the One True God. My pastor once said in a message that the number-one attraction to the Gospel is other Christians, but, unfortunately, the number-one detraction from the Gospel is other Christians.
Thank you for your post.
Steve (aka The Accidental Poet)
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