“Sermonettes For Christianettes?”

Posted: August 10, 2018 in Christianity, Evagelism, Salvation

To make themselves look good to others, many people will show up at church on Sundays. They aren’t really interested in hearing the Word of God to learn more about God so they can worship and praise Him better, or hearing things that might convict them of the sins they’re committing on a regular basis (See 2 Timothy 3:16, 17). They can’t handle the “meat” of the Word, but want “milk.” Someone referred to them as “Christianettes who want sermonettes so they can go out and smoke their cigarettes.” (See 2 Timothy 4:2-4). They act like “practical atheists.” Could this be said of you?

Scriptures. Most of the Scriptures were written for those who claim to be believers in the true and living God. All of the Bible is for us, but not all of the Bible is addressed to us as Christians. All of the Scriptures are to be believed as telling us the truth (John 17:17), but not all of it is to be believed and practiced. God has different rules for people living in different periods of human history. (For additional help, see our “Understanding The Times – Dispensations Chart” on our website.)

False Assumption. When speaking or writing to a large group of people, one should never assume that everyone in the audience is a true believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. “Christendom” is made up of those who identify themselves with Christ. Many of them are in the cults. But their Christ is not the Christ of the Scriptures. Their Christs can’t save anyone.

Christs. Jesus predicted that this would happen (Matthew 24:5). Consider the Wafer Jesus” who didn’t finish the work of salvation, the Elevated Jesus” who is the brother of Lucifer, the Modernist Jesus” who wasn’t virgin born, the “Universalist Jesus” who won’t send anyone to hell, the Prosperity Jesus” who promises wealth to the contributors, the Laughing Jesus” who slays people in the spirit, the Self-esteem Jesus” who never calls men sinners, the Charismatic Jesus”who says, “Let’s put on a show,” and the Contemporary Jesus” who says, “Let’s all get together.”  And then there is a Jesus who used to be Michael the archangel. Are you trusting in any of these false Christs? Do you belong to one of these groups? Are you believing in vain (1 Corinthians 15:2; Matthew 7:21-23)? [1]

Warning. The Apostle Paul wrote, For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works” (2 Corinthians 11:13-15; See Jude 1:13).

P.C. It’s not politically correct today to recite Christ’s own words when He said, I am the [only] way [to God], the [absolute] truth, and the [only One who gives eternal] life” (John 14:6). The Apostle Peter’s words are rejected or disputed by some folks. Nor is there salvation is any other [than the Lord Jesus Christ], for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). Of course the Apostle Paul’s words aren’t liked either by the P.C. crowd. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ [exclusively], and you will be saved” (Acts 16:31).

Decision. My friend, the most important decision you have to make in life is, “What will you do with the Lord Jesus Christ, who died for your sins…and rose again bodily on the third day?” Will you believe on Him alone to save you, or will you reject Him as your personal Savior? The choice is yours, but it has everlasting consequences. “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name [person and work] of the only begotten Son of God” (John 3:18, 36; See Matthew 25:30, 41, 46).

Growth. Once you’ve been saved, God has many things He wants you to do to bring glory to Him and blessings to others (1 Corinthians 10:31; Galatians 6:10; Ephesians 2:10).  Are you doing them?

Help. We’re here to assist you and others who are teachable and willing to change (2 Timothy 2:2,15; 3:16, 17). Send us your questions and/or comments. We can be reached through our website: www.kelseypeach.com. If you’d like to receive future articles as they come out, click on “Follow.” Join us on Facebook and Youtube for our Bible studies.

[1] https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2015/01/07/which-jesus-saves/

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