Passive Christians

Why are Christians so passive?

The current-day Christian model is training children, youth, and adults to be skilled at sitting on the sidelines of an enormous war with a bag of potato chips, a good-sized soda, and a king-size bag of candy. And attending the army chaplain’s service once a week.

Christians have attained master’s degrees in being kind and going to a building once a week, but where has the soldier gone?

Soldiers have been hypnotized by TED Talks, artistic performances, and big, long words spoken from behind something we call a pulpit. None of it is war.

In fact, a war is going on inevitably, recognize it or not. If one is not pushing on the frontlines for God, they are being plowed over by the enemy, or worse yet, they are on the other side themselves.

There’s so such thing as gray. It’s white vs. black. We know full well what the Lord thinks of the lukewarm.

But what does my saying this do? Am I saying this to smite the lukewarm? Nope.

I’m saying this in hopes that the lukewarm will wake up from their slumber, and get freedom themselves, so they can become the warrior God has ordained them to be from before the foundation of the earth.

I’m not saying you have to be militant or cannot be kind. No, we battle not against flesh and blood. (Ephesians 6:12) Kindness and such comes out of your sheer love for Jesus as a servant and a soldier on His army.

There is only one Person who can resolve the issue and only one Book that fully explains it and its remedy.

When you seek, pursue, and love God with every fiber of your being, He will see to it that you are thrust into battle. He will reveal things to you that you had not thought possible.

You will be overwhelmed with Holy Spirit and His love for you. You will be divinely inspired to preach and proclaim His holy name.

When you purely pursue him in worship and soak in His goodness (and not performance), He will work on you in the deepest depths of your spirit.

He’ll take you from the sidelines and to the frontlines; from the lukewarm to the red-hot.

God’s got you, and He loves you immensely. And we love you, too! Have a great day 🙂

 

 

 

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14 thoughts on “Passive Christians

  1. So much truth in a single post. Thank you for your insight. I feel the exact same way about Christians in general. It’s great that everyone isn’t overpowering the weak and young in faith, but it comes at the cost of never teaching others how to mature or face the challenges that it brings.

    I could go on for a long while, and perhaps I will write a post as well about it now that I am inspired to think about this issue.

    God bless you for your work! ❤

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  2. Great post! Now that I don’t have any piano-playing engagements till Friday, I might actually find the time and mental energy to write. Maybe 🙂

    Here’s the way I look at it: many Christians are indeed passive, whether in their fight against sin, their love for God, or the battle against the devil. And their attempts at being anything but passive fail, because instead of being fed the Word of God, they’re fed manmade bunk – self-help philosophies that largely promote the same hypocrisy that dominates false religions. And so they remain stunted in their spiritual growth. They hear a lot of fluff every week, yet they haven’t a clue about what it means to be a Christian.

    My desire is the same – that such people would hear the gospel, awake from their slumber, and pursue Christ.

    As an aside, even as a musician, artistic performances during church tire me. Yes, I love music, but I love the Word more.

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    1. Great thoughts!

      Christians need deliverance from their issues, and they need real truth and fuego (Spanish for fire, and our word for Holy Spirit fire 🙂 ) from the pulpit, not superficial stuff. Fluff and performances from the stage have never ever done a good deal for faith, and they’re not biblical by any means. They don’t equip for the calling the Lord has for believers, and they sure don’t belong in believers’ lives.

      And I very much agree! For me, as a musician as well, I don’t even find it entertaining anymore. Sickening would be a better word. Performance has lost its appeal on me. Of course, sometimes someone’s talent is worth noting, and sometimes it’s tempting to get into the performance, but as I said, it’s quite sickening once one steps out of it. Worship is so much more valuable for me now than shiny performances and the demon behind them 🙂

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  3. Hello Elle. I am a Pastor from Mumbai, India. I am glad to stop by your profile on the blogger and the blog post. I am blessed and feel privileged and honored to get connected with you as well as know you and about your interest godly things. Your post on Passive Christians is a wake up call to the Christians. I have thoroughly enjoyed it and is worth reading by every christian. I love getting connected with the people of God around the globe to be encouraged, strengthened and praying for one another. I have been in the Pastoral ministry for last 38 yrs in this great city of Mumbai a city with a great contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor live. We reach out to the poorest of poor with the love of Christ to bring healing to the brokenhearted. We also encourage young and the adults from the west to come to Mumbai to work with us during their vacation time. we would love to have you come or young people from your contact to work with us during your vacation time. I am sure you will have a life changing experience. Looking forward to hear from you very soon. God’s richest blessings on you, your family and friends. Wishing you and your family a blessed and a joyous Christmas season and a bright and a Christ centered New year 2018.

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