Has churchianity become emptianity?

Has church become “emptianity,” a passive version of Christianity unable to produce inner peace and lasting transformation? Perhaps church should be like a theme park where people take action and actually do things, not a like a parking lot where nothing happens!

Fact is, Jesus never told people to go to church or synagogue. He told them to seek the kingdom (rule) of God.

When Jesus said “Watch and pray,” He didn’t mean sit through a church service. He meant, “Stay alert and connected to God.”

Being a spectator in a church service has never much appealed to me. I want to do Christianity, not just hear talks about it! Church has made the body of Christ all ears. But where are the mouths, eyes, noses, and the rest of His body?

For example, to rejoice is to express overflowing joy and heart-felt delight. Many Christians have never been taught how to rejoice in the Lord.

The Bible says faith is a “substance.” If you want to get high, forget about pills, drinks, shots, and smokes; follow Christ instead.

If we don’t have the power to live a godly life of integrity and character, people won’t believe that we follow Christ. “Faith without works is dead.” Maybe Christians could meet to interactively work on their faith, not to just hear a talk about it.

If your life is more than mere physiology and is intended for a higher purpose and meaning, will you hear, “Well done,”? Spiritual Christianity connects with Jesus. Theological Christianity tries to figure Him out. Casual Christianity passively sits.

Consuming wholesome words and images is much better for your mental health than consuming toxic words and images.

 

 

 

 

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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