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Churchians And Christians Are Like…

Churchians and Christians are like sugar and salt. You cannot tell the difference until you taste them. — Tangie T. Woods

God’s thoughts are so much higher than ours. It is when we start thinking too highly of our own thoughts that we begin grieving, resisting, or even quenching the Spirit of God. (Isaiah 55:8-9)

Are you familiar with the terms Churchianity and Churchians? I am sharing additional information that was not included in my blog regarding this topic published two years ago. “It could be argued that churchianity is the fastest growing religion in America due to the proliferation of its messengers via TV and the internet.’

‘Although Churchianity is more widespread now than ever before, it is nothing new. Second Timothy 4:3-4 warns, “The time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine but instead will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.’

‘Lack of religion has never been the problem; lack of truth has. As sinful human beings, we, not all, are always seeking that which validates our opinions and agendas. When we find that validation stamped with a Bible verse, we feel justified in rejecting the difficult path of discipleship in favor of this glitzy promise.” SOURCE: https://www.gotquestions.org/churchianity.html

“Churchian” is a slang term used to describe a person who attends church, but who is not perceived to be a ‘true’ Christian. A churchian might attend church because of familytradition or a desire to appear moral or virtuous, but is unlikely to apply Christian teachings to their life outside church.’

‘A churchian may pay lip service to Christian morality but live a lifestyle condemned by Scripture or hold up others who do so as good Christian role models; a churchian’s understanding of Christian morality may come from only a few cherry-picked Bible verses or may be completely unmoored from Scripture.’

‘A churchian’s Christian witness is at best worthless and may even be damaging by portraying Christianity negatively. The sham Christianity practiced by churchians is called churchianity.[1] Churchians have a Biblical precedent in the Pharisees whom Jesus reproved for making a great show of their charitable giving to hide the true nature of their ungodly lives'” (Matthew 6:1-6). SOURCE: https://www.conservapedia.com/Churchian

“‘Churchianity is the devolution of Christianity into a mutual admiration society, a social club, which stresses adapting to the modern world instead of purging the evils out of this world. Instead of being driven by the ideas of exposing and opposing sin and eradicating evil, Churchianity strives make the pew occupants feel good about themselves while society self-destructs.’

‘The Book of Revelation actually predicted this development, calling it the “Church of Laodecia,” the church of lukewarm people. Churchians look down on a person for not having as much of an OUTWARD showing of their faith as you do… basically, using religion as a reason to judge another person. Judging people while in church rather than paying attention to the sermon.’

‘Having the attitude that attendance to church is more important than being a decent person. Having a “holier than thou” outlook towards people who don’t attend church as much as you do. Exhibiting hypocritical behavior regarding religious.'” SOURCE: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=churchian.

SOURCE: https://www.beliefnet.com/faiths/christianity/articles/3-differences-between-a-christian-and-a-churchian.aspx

There is a problem when more Churchians are going to church service than there are Christians going to worship God. — Tangie T. Woods

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9 thoughts on “Churchians And Christians Are Like…

  1. I like what you said about the sugar and salt. They sure both look the same. It’s stuck in my mind forever now, so I suppose when I quote it, I’ll have to remember to credit Tangie Woods.

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    1. Hi Karla, I have been thinking and praying for you. I hope you are finding comfort, despite, in the arms of God and family. Sending hugs, love and more continue prayers.

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      1. Tangie, likewise,…you’re a prayer warrior and I am
        For you. Today begins my two weeks off chemo. I feel freedom in Christ. Our Good Shepherd continues to lead me. Oh, how I love him! Love, hugs, and prayers to you, 💛

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  2. I 💯% agree Tangie. That is so true. My quote is we’re the Church, We’re not that building. Until Christians learn to know their roles as a believer in Christ then we’ll stay going to a building not really knowing who we are as the church or even living it. And being who God created us to be. We’re not on a physical mountain top any more that was back in the Old Testament of Moses days. We’re on our spiritual mountain that is in our hearts because Jesus is here on the seen in man’s heart. Therefore It’s not a building although it still good to go but, church is the people of the living God. We’re living in the end times these are the times where we must worship our Lord and personal Savior in our hearts and our spirits nowadays. I’m sorry for my lengthy comment Tangie. I get carried away by the Holy Ghost sometimes 😆 but anyway you have a blessed day. And thank u for the word…

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    1. You are definitely right. We, people, are the church who collectively worship God in a building. “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another–and all the more as you see the Day approaching Hebrews 10:25.

      Please do not apologize for sharing the Word of God. Type as much as led by the Holy Spirit. Have a blessed day/night and remain safe.

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