Religion’s tombstones

11 01 2012

We moved to Canada from Africa and on our arrival we realized that this country was in great need of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Although Canada professed to be Christian country, I believe that it may loosely follow Christian morals, but following Christian morals does not make you a Christian. I was amazed to see historical churches offering ‘’Yoga’’ on it’s billboards. This is a sign of the times, ‘’religious Christianity’’ has conformed ITSELF to the world in order to survive due to the vast amount of different religions available to seekers! It cannot compete with so many other religions that are so freely available. Historical church buildings are being sold to private buyers and developed into other businesses. What is the reason for this? Why are churches closing?

In my opinion, people are tired of ‘’lifeless’’ Christianity. People are turning away from religious traditional Christianity because it offers and preaches a historical Jesus Christ, and not Jesus Christ alive in us in the here and now. People are not generally interested in history, especially of religious history. People have been coming to churches seeking God because religion has taught that God is in their church building. Because of this, people came to see Him in the church building and were disappointed to see that this was not true, never to return. This is why historical church steeples ‘’litter’’ the skyline in North America. They have become ‘’memorial tombstones’’ of a past religious historical era.

God does not dwell in any man-made building, church or temple. There is no life apart from Christ and no building can contain God!!! We need to wake up and see the ‘tombstones’’ on the skyline. God doesn’t dwell in buildings. He has a new dwelling place – in people who believe on the Lord Jesus:

Act_7:48  Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet,

Act_17:24  God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;

North America is ripe for the proverbial plucking as people are seeking God and are willing to explore every avenue to find Him. Millions of seekers are exploring religions like Buddhism, in Hinduism, in New Age, etc etc because they haven’t heard the true gospel of Jesus Christ. They have heard the gospel of Mathew, Mark, Luke and John and they have been told that they are going to hell because they don’t believe in Jesus. What they have not heard is the gospel that Paul preached: the mystery of Christ in us the hope of glory, and because of this, they have run …. run very fast and very far!!!!!

The harvest is ripe and the gospel needs to be preached, like Paul said:

Gal 1:11-17 KJV  (11)  But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.  (12)  For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.  (13)  ……  (15)  But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace,  (16)  To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:  (17)  Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.

Paul preached Christ in him……..

Rom 16:25-26 KJV  Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,  (26)  But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:

Col 1:26-28 KJV  Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:  (27)  To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:  (28)  Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:

Man-made religion departed from this message of Christ in us and the result is our tombstone skyline! Therefore if we preach any other message besides this message of grace that Paul preached, death will continue, and more and more tombstones will be errected in memory of it. Rom 5:10, 2 Cor 4:10-11, Gal 2:20, Eph 4:18, Col 3:4, 1 Jn 5:11-15.

Amen

For more on the Mystery of Christ in us please follow these links:

https://inchristinme.wordpress.com/the-mystery/

https://inchristinme.wordpress.com/in-christ-messages/


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