It seems possible not everyone who identifies as a Christian REALLY is.
It doesn’t take more than a glance to see the church looks more like the world than a people set apart for the Lord; If the Word is true and broad, wide, and MANY are destroyed, and narrow, straight, and FEW find life,
Hence, QUESTIONING ‘CHRISTIANITY’.
Matt 24:39 and [they] did not know until the flood came and took them all away…
I don’t want that to be me, but it’s going to be somebody, probably a lot of somebodies. Consider the entirety of Matthew 24:36-39.
Matt 24: 36-39 But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.
No one knows when Jesus will return. He compares His coming to the season just before Noah’s flood. It was life like any other day. No big deal. Life focused on them. No worries, or even a thought for the future, business as usual. The people were eating, drinking, casually planning for tomorrow, marrying, and doing business. Just like that wave that hit me, they never saw it (Him) coming. Like those sheep to the slaughter?
The thought of people just existing without an eye on eternity, and not aware that life as they know it can and will come to an abrupt end, scares me. Worse than that, if they didn’t have an eye on eternity, they didn’t have their eye on Christ. The eternal result of that out of focus view has timeless, damnable, and unchangeable consequences. One reason this concerns me as it does is I’m aware of the large swath of humanity who don’t even have Jesus on their radar, until they’re in trouble, if at all. Then there those who think they are fit for eternity while only giving Jesus a nod on Holidays or Sundays. Never realizing that attempting to satisfy a perceived requirement of Christianity can never substitute for Saving Grace.
(TO BE CONTINUED…)
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