Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Friday, May 26, 2017

The Kinds of People Who Go to Church

It seems to me that there are very real Christians in all Christian denominations. By that I mean that they believe the gospel of Jesus Christ and have the kind of character that results from such belief.

However, whenever there is a real, there are also counterfeits. Counterfeit Christians are called “hypocrites.” The Church is not full of hypocrites, but certainly there are some. In each of these churches, there are also “seekers.” If they seek and don’t find, after a few years they hang it up.

There are other kinds of people in these same churches: sleepers, either spiritually blind or ignorant. They may be agnostic and don’t want to know the truth. They enjoy being religious and sinful at the same time. None of this will fool God.

Which of the two lists below describes you the best?

List 1: “The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God” (Gal. 5:19-21).

List 2: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires” (Gal. 5:22-24).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There is another group called Wolves.