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Churchianity

“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.'” John 14:6 (NASB)
“We are living in an age of shames and counterfeits. Satan seems to have abandoned the hope of crushing out the Christian Church by a process of undisguised hostility, and now seeks to destroy her efficiency by stealthily draining off her vitality, and robbing her of every supernatural element. He ‘transforms himself into an angel of light,’ and often assumes to be a special friend and guardian of the Church. Craftily he infuses his deadly virus and inculcates his plausible philosophy, until the moral perception is obscured, the conscience is distorted, and policy runs nearly the whole ecclesiastical machinery. Thus a popularized religion–which costs nothing and is worth nothing–is readily accepted, while the old religion of the cross is utterly discarded” [1].
“Churchianity is doing much harm to Christianity in the West. The teachings of Christianity are, ‘Submit yourselves therefore unto God,’ ‘Draw nigh to God and He will draw nigh to you,’ ‘Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up,’ ‘Be ye holy, for I am holy,’ ‘Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.” But Churchianity does not require submission to God, nor holiness of heart and life. Its chief ambition is to build a large church that will be popular with the world. Christianity labors to build up a holy church that will be acceptable to God, and a bearer of light to the world” [2].
“Churchianity is more about living good. Christianity is more about living right. Churchianity is more about being blessed. Christianity is more about being a blessing. Churchianity is more about achieving success. Christianity is more about achieving God’s calling. Churchianity is more about being rewarded. Christianity is more about being obedient. Churchianity is more about life without problems. Christianity is more about peace through the storms. Churchianity is more about abundant living. Christianity is more about abundant grace. Churchianity is more about God shining on us. Christianity is more about God shining through us. Churchianity is more about man’s approval. Christianity is more about God’s approval. Churchianity is more about ‘your best life now.’ Christianity is more about eternal joy in heaven” [3].
“To be without Christ is to be without God. No man comes to the Father but by Him. . . There is mercy, there is grace to help in every time of need. There is all-sufficient power, but it is all centered in the Lord Jesus Christ. Apart from Him we cannot understand or know God; we cannot approach God, and we could not stand one flash of the light of His holiness” [4].

[1]. A.A. Phelps
[2]. J.H. Jones
[3]. http://www.reluctantfirstlady.com
[4]. A.B. Simpson

More Like Christ

More like Christ, my heart is praying,
More like Christ from day to day;
All His graces rich displaying,
While I tread my pilgrim way.

More like Christ in deeds of kindness,
And in all the words I say;
Yearning for souls in blindness,
Who are going far astray.

More like Christ in burden-bearing,
Helping all the sad and weak;
Tears and sorrows gladly sharing,
Others’ pleasure would I seek.

More like Christ in self-denial,
Seeking not a life of ease;
Patient in depths of trial,
That my Savior I may please.

More like Christ, every day,
More like Christ, my heart doth say;
Yes, more like Christ,
More like Christ every day.
Charles W. Naylor

He Is My Rock And My Salvation

“Let all that I am wait quietly before God,
for my hope is in Him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress where I will not be shaken.
My victory and honor come from God
alone.
O my people, trust in Him at all times.
Pour out your heart to Him,
For God is our refuge.”
Psalm 62:5-8 (NLT)

“Faith is an abiding duty, a perpetual privilege. We should trust when we can see, as well as when we are utterly in the dark. Adversity is a fit season for faith; but prosperity is not less so. God at all times deserves our confidence. We at all times need to place our confidence in Him. A day without trust in God is a day of wrath, even if it be a day of mirth.” – Charles H. Spurgeon

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