Problem Within Modern Christendom

What is wrong with today’s Christians?

Over the years I have seen similar scenario’s, almost always eventually including the same verbatim remark. This remark is “They’re not real Christians…They pervert the Bible/Jesus/etc….If I were you, I would stay away from them”. This statement is said by all Christians of every denomination of Christianity, in some cases even toward each other. Do you even understand Jesus’ message?

Most mainstream Christian denominations barely get along with each other. Many even fight within their own denomination. But almost no mainstream Christian even attempts to try and understand, let alone get along with, smaller and non-mainstream denominations. They literally suggest they aren’t Christian. Now, if Baptist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Methodist, Mormon, Catholic all are considered accepted denominations by the mainstream, and members of one refuse to acknowledge another as Christian, how can you be expected to recognize a lesser-known and/or smaller denomination as Christian? And therein lays the problem.

Jesus said:
John 5:24
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
Matthew 12:25
And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:
Mark 3:25
And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

Unless we heed these words, Christendom is going to collapse at noones fault but our own. It doesn’t matter what theological differences stand between denominations, or even churches of the same denomination, if we all understand Jesus’ message. The fact is, everyone out there who claims to be Christian should have accepted Christ into their lives and hearts. They are all our brothers and sisters. Denominational doctrines isn’t what’s going to get us accepted into the Kingdom of Heaven. Understanding, accepting, and living by Christ’s message is.

If a particular denomination, or individual within a denomination, has a varying viewpoint on a topic, that does not make them un-Christian, anti-Christian, or that they are no longer brethren in Christ. At best, all it means is that may have a very interesting theological discussion with the individual. Perhaps they see and understand something you do not. Or maybe they’re a bit off the path and need someone to pull them back on. Or maybe they’re at a point in their spiritual growth God wants them at to learn something. How are you going to know where the individual is coming from if you refuse to view them as brethren, or even go as far as refusing to associate with them and get to know them? You can’t help someone or understand someone if you refuse to even talk with them.

If Christians keep taking it upon themselves to judge whether or not another is or is not a Christian, Christendom will keep dividing until it’s eventual collapse. There is no reason why Christians can’t along across denominational lines, mainstream and non-mainstream. The worst that can happen from forging alliances across denominational lines is that we all learn something; and in the process, bring Christendom back together and actually live the message of Christ. Let’s not forget, that prior to the RCC (and actions that immediately followed), Jesus’ followers were divided across “denominational” lines, and yet many accepted each other and discussed their varying viewpoints. The early Christians clearly understood the message clearer than the vast majority of modern Christians.

How can any Christian claim to be a follower of Christ when they are taking it upon themselves to determine who is a Christian, what theology is correct (without atleast studying the origins), and choosing to only associate with others who believe close to the same? If you do these aforementioned, how do you expect to grow Christendom, reach the lost, and help those who need it? How do you expect to help anyone if you won’t atleast take the time to know them and understand where they are coming from?

There is far too much infighting within Christendom going on. If it continues, it will breed more division. A house can only withstand so much division before it collapses, unless it is pulled back together and repaired. We are in trying times. Many may turn to Revelation and claim acceptance of this division. That is a fool’s card to play. To accept division, for any reason, is to accept the coming collapse. How can you claim to be a follower of Christ working towards expanding Christendom, and at the same time be accepting of it’s collapse? Are you following Christ or mammon?

Matthew 6:24
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

This topic was touched upon in various ways over the years, please read the articles. There are more than what is listed, but the one’s chosen to be included here, I feel make the point-
Published to ReverendDrRed.com are the following:

Sheeple – written Feb. 9, 2012, Todays Paul Reveres and Thomas Jeffersons Are Already Here – written Aug. 12, 2012, Persecution – written April 28, 2012, Christendom: Time To Unite – written Oct. 18, 2012, Time To Stand – written Nov. 11, 2012, Unseen Prophecy – written Aug. 2, 2013, A Call To Return – written Aug. 7, 2013 Are Political Cliques Hurting America? – written Jan. 25, 2014, and Catholic Malcontent – written March 13, 2014

Related:
A Rant – written March 3, 2012 and Time To Choose A Side – written March 29, 2012

Published to SpiritualMessiahMinistries.org are the following:

A Call To All Christians – published April 21, 2011, Is This The End Of America? A Christian Ministers Point Of View – written Aug. 11, 2011, Are We Truly Free – written Oct. 1, 2011, Attack on Christianity in America – written Feb. 9, 2012, and Demise of Christianity in America – published Aug. 30, 2012

Related:
Hated Minister And Ministry – written April 20, 2012, and Disbelief – written May 14, 2012

It is in the hopes and prayers of Spiritual Messiah Ministries, that all who see this will atleast consider what is being said and pass it on. That Christendom will begin to unite across denominational lines and work together. That Christendom will pull back together before it divides itself into oblivion.

If you would like to join our efforts, please Click Here for information about the Spiritual Truth Movement & Coalition. If you would like to join our ministry, for information Click Here

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About Rev. Dr. Red
Minister, Public Speaker, Founder/Sr. Pastor of Spiritual Messiah Ministries, Founder of Spiritual Truth Movement & Coalition, Fisherman, Independent Marketer.

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