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You May Not Like it, But I’m Gonna Say it

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We seem to have forgotten that

It’s all about Jesus.

All of it.

He is the centre of it all.

 

It breaks my heart that I can now visit a church and not hear His Name even mentioned.church now

Bono is mentioned.

A new Christian super-star leader is mentioned

Mother Theresa and even Buddha may be quoted

(How very relevant and emergent of you)

 

But where is Jesus?

He who is the Door, is now outside the door.

 

Jesus is unfashionable in His own church:whoever

Truly the Father’s heart is grieved

 

The worst part?

Nobody even notices

 

They’re so busy laughing at the Pastor’s jokes

Busy building up their Christian reputations,

Their earthly kingdoms

Busy gettin’ known in Churchianity

 

Nobody cares

That the Body is dead if there is no Head

 

Oh yes,

There is a Body,

An eternal, living, breathing, organic, victorious Body

Of which Christ is Head!

 

But it is not thererob bell

Not where Jesus is forgotten

Dismissed, cast out

 

Not where people are ashamed of His Name

And His Word

 

(Funnily enough, there is no shame in distorting and abusing it

In order to compel the flock to “tithe”

There is a business to run after-all)

 

Where are you Jesus?

My Lord and My God

You are not there.

He who has eyes of fire

Would vomit that out of His mouth

 

There He is!

He is outside the camp

Always

I wonder who is willing to go to Him there?

 

Who is willing to let go of Christianized kingdoms?

Christians being crucified by ISIS

Christians being crucified by ISIS

Who is willing to forgo Christian-fame?

Who is willing to lose friends for Him?

Who is willing to be considered a crack-pot for Him?

Who is willing to go outside the camp

To bear with Him His reproach?

 

This will be the test of the Christian in these the last days.

What is it you are after?

What do you really want?

 

Is it Christ Jesus Himself?cross

Not a ministry, not a creed, not an organisation,

Not structure, not even Christianity

 

But Him, the Person

At the end of it all,

That’s what it comes down to.

There is nothing else

But Him

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Author: GraceandTruth

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4 thoughts on “You May Not Like it, But I’m Gonna Say it

  1. That is so very tragic. Why bother to go to church if Jesus isn’t mentioned??? Jesus if the way, the truth and the life. He is the great “I am”. He is the beginning and the ending, the door of the sheep, the light of life, the Saviour, our Lord, the Prince of Peace, the Bridegroom, the everlasting One……………….. I could go on and on and on – Jesus is everything to His flock and they will “not hear the Voice of another”.

    • I think a lot of people don’t mind going to a church where Jesus isn’t mentioned because they don’t really want to hear about Him, let alone meet with Him, they’d rather hear something that appeals to their flesh – something about themselves.

      The day is upon us of which Paul warned Timothy : “For the time will come when men will not endure sound doctrine but according to their own desires because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables…” 2 Timothy 4:3,4
      That time has arrived my friend!

  2. This is painful, but true. The small group we belonged to did a study promoting the prosperity gospel. We challenged it and they defended their choice. This fall they did not invite us back! We found a congregation that honours Jesus, even though they haven’t got the friendly and inviting part down yet. We are grateful to God for it, though, for we do not like to be without a spiritual community. Religious institutions don’t like Jesus, Who demands all the credit and loyalty. We choose Jesus just for that reason.
    Peace

    • Well done for challenging that false gospel. Not many will. I am glad to hear you have found somewhere where Jesus is central. It is so sad that it is getting harder and harder to find that when, really, He should be everything to us. You are so right. God wants all of us, not just a small bit, not just for 2 hours on a Sunday. He demands our life, our commitment, our faithfulness, our love. And so He should – He is a mighty, faithful, loving, giving God!

      God bless you in your new fellowship,
      Belinda 🙂

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