I think in sheer grief about the multitude of people who have, and still do, and will sit in a church that teaches that just because they believe there is a god or higher power and because they have good hearts to do good things… that those things will lead them into eternal life. There are deceptive pastors and churches out there fooling these people because maybe they are fooled themselves, or maybe it’s intentional that they choose to spread their way instead of God’s Way. There’s only One to answer to and He’s watching.

They are turning in to themselves for a better life, just as so many Christians are doing. God’s answer to life’s issues is not “turn in to your self for help” or “do good deeds” or “just go to church” …it’s “seek Me”. Leaving Him out of the process of healing and finding answers, or even just occasionally including Him, is a sure way to fail. Just “doing the church thing” isn’t going to develop that beautiful deep down heart-covering relationship He desires to have with us.

This is real stuff…

Matthew 7
22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

Think of the Christians around the world who are living out their faith. To the death. Christ Followers, brave and true, are dying for their faith around the world.

Tough questions: Do you walk within a peace and readiness if that enters our part of the world? Are you just “doing the church thing”?

It is never too late to get right with Christ. He loves us too much to make it “too late”.

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7 thoughts on “Playing Church and Church Playing

  1. I totally agree with you, there are a lot of people who believe they will go to heaven if they go to church on Sunday and do a few good deeds, including some of my family members and friends. I was raised to think this way but through the grace of God, I’ve started following Jesus and living out my faith. I like the way Joyce Meyer says it – “Sitting in a church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than sitting in a garage makes you a car”.


    1. That’s good! Joyce has a lot of those quirky good analogies! Today it seems there are many who actually believe they are a car though.

      It is those family members and friends that we see the most that impact is the most, understandably. But when I pan out to view the world wide problem… Wow. It’s incredibly sad.


  2. I believe that even in churches that are true in preaching Christ and salvation need sometimes to ‘spell it out in exact language’ for those who don’t truly understand or are new to the church and don’t understand at all…. Diane


      1. I kinda meant that the sometimes if the service is somewhat the same each week that the specifics of ‘salvation’ can be as well…assuming everyone is familiar with it… not sure if I’m explaining it well….. Diane


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