If the diverse Christian Churches, as they stand today,
Is the evidence that there is a Christ,
Then, one cannot be blamed for unbelief.
Jesus prayed “that they would be One, so that the world will believe You sent Me“.
But we are not ONE.
Jesus blessed Peter and said the gates of Hell would not prevail against His Church.
But His Church is a crime scene.
Jesus said signs and great works would follow those who believe in Him,
And even greater works than He did, they would do…
But these days, thieves perform signs and wonders,
And “Saints” deny the supernatural…
Some talk of an invisible Church, but where is the impact of this elusive Body?
Everyone seems to be speaking in tongues,
But who is healing the sick?
Or raising the dead?
Or casting out demons?
You say you are a Christian, but I don’t believe you.
I don’t believe you know what it means to be Christian.
I don’t accept your definition, whether liberal or conservative.
Jesus said, “by their fruits, you shall know them“.
Where is the fruit?
Where is the love?
If Jesus Christ was under trial, and we are all that constitutes His defense,
He has no case!
The evidence is not in His favour.
The evidence points to a man who was popular, but misunderstood.
Whose words were twisted.
Whose message is lost or stolen.
But whose legacy has become eternal,
Through the exaltation of a name, but not the Living Word.
Jesus asked “Why do you call Me, Lord, Lord, but do not do what I say?”
And so, we see many will claim to know Him, who never knew Him,
Many will claim His riches, but not partake in His fellowship of suffering…
However, Jesus did ask “when the Son of Man returns, will He find faith on the Earth?”
Though I do not understand why His ‘soon’ will take thousands of years…
I do see a prophesy contained in His question…
A prophesy that the days will be so dark that we would question if He ever came…
That the wait will be so long that men will become weary of doing good…
That the love will be so lost that fathers will turn against their children…
And one’s worst enemies will be those of their own household.
For if they did those things to Him in a green tree,
What shall be done in the dry tree?
But He calls us to be faithful, having warned us of all things…
And after enduring all, we shall be glorified with Him…
So, though I still believe in You, Lord Jesus,
I no longer wish to be called a Christian.
Christian now means so many things that I do not believe nor stand for.
You alone knows those who are Yours…
I don’t need anyone else’s validation but Your seal upon me.
And even that, I receive by Your grace, through faith.
But I pray that the world will believe in You by my witness.
Still Lord, I pray, for endurance and Love’s sake…
That You will grant me fellowship with like-minded and sincere Believers.
Fill us with Your Spirit so that we can do Your works, bear Your fruit,
And shine Your light, to the glory of God, the Father.
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