CASUAL CHRISTIANITY LEADING PEOPLE TO HELL
The Christianity that most of us have known and have being seeing around since childhood is the causal kind of Christianity. This is where one says a prayer before eating,when waking up and at night.
After coming to Christ,we have realised that He requires us to have a personal relationship with Him. In a personal relationship with God,we seek Him even as the word says. We draw near to God that He may draw near to us. We read the word,fast,pray as many times as led by the Holy Spirit,sing praises and worship as well as evangelise the word to others.
Spending time with God helps us to hear from Him and He convicts us of our sins hence leading us to a Holy lifestyle both inward and outward.
He also helps us overcome temptation through His Grace because we are near Him.
Many people think that one should only pray and seek God in the above manner when they are seeking something from Him. However that is not the case. This should be the normal lifestyle of a Christian if to remain close to God and overcome sin.
While it it not wrong to ask God for things,many people only want to use God by praying like this and then going back to thier sinful lifestyle after they have received.
Many people ask how they can overcome sin. This is how,by remaining close to God. Temptation will ALWAYS come but you will be able to overcome if you seeking God because He will give you wisdom and Grace.
One time,my sister Rachael was praying and due to the length of the prayer and the passion with which it was prayed,some neighbours started thinking that she was going through some situation and needed help from God. However that was not the case. She was just praying like she did every other day in the way God taught us.
This shows us just how the world has normalised casual Christianity. They do not know that if they are to be aware of the devil’s antics and overcome them,they have to be alert in prayer. The bible does tell us to watch and pray. It is our duty to live our lives like this and teach others.
On various occasions,the bible shows Jesus going off to the mountains and praying as well as fasting such that only He was able to cast out the demons of the boy which were stubborn and could only go out by prayer and fasting.
Fasting,praying,reading the bible,singing praise and worship,evangelising etc is NOT FOR PASTORS. It’s for every SINGLE Christian.
Let’s change our mindsets now and stop being content with casual Christianity because we have to be either hot or cold and not Lukewarm lest we be spat out.
This too is the secret to overcoming the many sins that we deal with on a daily basis.
While Satan is deceiving us into casual Christianity, he and his subjects are working 24/7.
Matthew 16:24-26 “Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?”