I believe one of Satan’s greatest tools are the people that call themselves Christians. Digest that.
I want to jump onto a moving train and hightail it outta there away from them and everything they stand for. And so did Jesus. There were those darn Pharisees claiming to be followers of God, cleaning the outside of their vessels and making themselves look all high and mighty. There was only one problem. They had no clue who God is! They did not follow love, grace, mercy, or justice. It was all a show and all for personal gain.
Fast forward a couple thousand years and we have a whole bunch of westerners claiming the name of Jesus, pulling up their robes and living their lives for themselves. They have no clue who God is!
“You believe there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that – and shudder.”
“The man who says, ‘I know him,’ but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him.”
This is not intended to look at our friend, our brother, boss, the guy next door and say “Yeah, I’m thinking he’s not a Christian.” It is to examine MY (you are basically reading my personal journal) …MY own life and struggle with the questions:
Does anyone know I am a Christian? Am I pushing people away from God or loving them to Jesus? Am I doing what Jesus has commanded me to do? Am I burdened by trying to live this Christian life or am I so in love with my Savior that I just can’t get enough?
Honestly, there are some people that I wish would just SHUT UP. They are good little Pharisees and they strut their stuff and the world looks at them and declares, “I never want to be a Christian!” These people are lukewarm and God is going to spit them out.
I didn’t say it. God did.