Blog for Podcast #130 (Is it Christianity?)


Intro

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Discussion

The Christianity that Jesus Christ taught. The one that promises eternal life for all that follow Him and His teaches, for the most part, does not exist.

Yes, you heard me correctly. It does not exist.

What people embrace as what is called “Christianity” is a false veneer to the Truth Jesus Christ sought for all humanity to live.

Most of humanity seeks after money. For they need money to get a house, a new means of transportation. Yet Jesus Christ said this:

 Matthew 6:24 NLT – “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.

This is a black and white statement.

It is God or it is money. The majority goes with money. I know this to be true. I see it every single day and even did so myself. However, I have made my choice. I went with God.

I downsized over several years and now all I own is in a small RV and an open-air trailer for my motorcylce.

This is how it should be for all that seek after God through Jesus Christ for that is what He wants for all that seek after earthly wealth.

1 Timothy 6:17-19 NKJV – Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share, storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

I run into those that say the words: “I am a Christian.” A majority, especially those that are high within the hierarchy of the buildings called “churches” behave in a haughty and self-serving mentality.

I worked with a man that professed to being “Christian,” but his focus was upon making a million dollars in his 401k. It made it and then a few days later one of the recent stock market crashes occured and he lost over $200k in one day.

Extremely rarely have I heard or seen people take their earthly wealth and give it freely to all others that are in need, in pain or suffering. In fact, it is so rare I cannot name a single person in recent history that has given most of their wealth away for the glory of God.

This is the earmark that what people call “Christianity” currently are living a lie. And who is the father of all lies?

John 8:44 NKJV – You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.

Who was Jesus speaking to when he said these words?

He was speaking to those that came to the temple to supposedly worship God. However, in the preceding verses to the one just spoken Christ explains to those present that they do not follow His Father for if they did, they would see Him as what He was: the Messiah.

These people are the descendants of those taken out of Egypt. These are those that profess to being Jewish.

This is how it is now. How those people lived is how those that profess to being “Christian,” for the majority, now live and act. Their father is not the Father of Jesus Christ. They are their own witnesses to whom they worship in how they live.

1 John 2:15-16 NLT – Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world.

Who is in control of this world at this time?

2 Corinthians 4:4 NLT – Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.

What fruits are born by those that live of the world?

Galatians 5:19-21 NKJV – Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 NKJV – Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.

As I have taught in past podcast many misunderstand what is idolatry. Many think it is the worship of statues.

Ephesians 5:5 NLT – You can be sure that no immoral, impure, or greedy person will inherit the Kingdom of Christ and of God. For a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world.

“For a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world.”

What else is said in Ephesians:

Ephesians 5:3-4 NKJV – But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.

Right now, covetousness runs rampant within those that profess to being “Christian.”

I worked with a man who professed to me that he was a “Christian.” However, he did all he could to get as much money for the job as possible. He was known by many as an overtime-whore.

What was he worshipping? For it was not Jesus Christ.

In Acts we are given an example of how we were to live:

Acts 2:42-47 NKJV – And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need. So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.

“Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need.”

I personally know of none that live this way. Yet, this is how we should be living and seeking to live.

Matthew 6:19-21 NKJV – “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

It can be done. I have done it and am living my best in this fashion. Even though I was late in my life to come to this Truth. As a result, I cannot fully fulfill that which God demands, but still I will strive to do my very best to be His disciple.

Luke 14:25-33 NKJV – Now great multitudes went with Him. And He turned and said to them, “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it— lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’ Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is still a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks conditions of peace. So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.

“So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.”

How many disciples are counted in the Bible? It is not a “great multitude,” but only twelve.  

Are you downsizing? Are you considering downsizing now?

If not, then who truly is your father?

Revelation 3:1-5 NKJV – “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write, ‘These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: “I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God. Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you. You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.

Revelation 3:14-22 NKJV – “And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, ‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked— I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”

The time to repent is now. Not tomorrow, for tomorrow will be too late.

God Bless

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