What would it look like?
Ever think about this?
90% of this country Christian?!
I would love nothing more than to see this nation saturated with the love of Christ, infiltrated with the forgiveness and love of Jesus, restored by the transforming power of the Son of God, butâ€¦
What does that look like?
The people who lived when Jesus walked this earth had some ideas. They thought the
In the middle ages, the â€œchurchâ€ sought to assert itself again by steam-rollering over anyone and everyone by force. They labeled it â€œChristianâ€ and they thought so highly of their cause that they lifted the status from a cause to a crusade.
But God wasnâ€™t in it and weâ€™re still reeling from the brilliance of that move.
Today many â€œChristiansâ€ say the evidence of the
I donâ€™t have my HP calculator handy, so Iâ€™m going to have to wing this one. Letâ€™s see, Iâ€™ll place the odds conservatively at about zero.
And, again, dreading the missing math machine I can only guesstimate the percentage of people who are actually sucked in by this hokey stuffâ€¦Iâ€™d say that somewhere between 80 â€“ 90 percent of people find this message almost impossible to resist. Coincidentally, it lines up rather nicely with
Preach it and your popularity will soar.
Yep, you guessed it. Wonâ€™t get you any closer to the God who loves you and wants to have a relationship with you. Follow this rather stained and misleading yellow brick road and it might even lead you in the complete opposite direction.
Hereâ€™s what Andy Stanley said about this very subject last week at Catalyst, â€œWhat would you do if you realized one day that you were the most powerful person in the room?â€ One day Jesus Himself was faced with this very question and John 13: 3 says, 3Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God;
Hereâ€™s what He then did,
4so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. 5After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him. (vs4â€“5)
Want to know what weâ€™d see from 85% of the nation if they moved from claiming Christianity to actually becoming Christ Followers?
Go back and read the last 2 verses.
Now ya know.
Just a thought.