Churchianity or Christianity?

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Jesus wanted followers…not fans.

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Listen to my song “Make Me a Channel” on YouTube by clicking HERE.

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Matthew 25:35-36

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.”

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This is from the famous passage in Matthew 25 when Jesus explained exactly what was expected of us by God.

The verses go on to state: “Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me (Matthew 25:40).”

Christianity is all about helping those who are down and out, those who are in need, those who are rejected by the powers that be.

Is this the Christianity that you are part of?

Is this the Christianity that you are practicing?

Sadly, many have warped the teachings of Jesus into a “prosperity gospel” where God gives you riches in this world in response to your actions.

Others seem to believe that being a Christian is only about beliefs and going to church, something I call churchianity.

This is not what Jesus preached.

Jesus was always reaching out to those who were suffering or struggling.

We are called to do the same.

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Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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