With very little observation necessary, one can easily see that not everyone who professes to be a follower of Jesus is committed to the task of discipleship. Apparently, “Easy-beliefism” has salved the consciences of those who are unwilling to bring their lifestyle into conformity with their desires.
Take a close look at the list below. Do any of the items describe your thinking or lifestyle? Could the word “they” be replaced by the word, “I?” Give it some thought.
- They revere the Bible, but they don’t read it.
- They believe the 10 Commandments, but they don’t know them.
- They love God, but they don’t abhor sin.
- They want a crown, but they don’t want a cross.
- They want a Savior, but they don’t want a Lord.
- They want a harvest, but they don’t want to sow any seed.
- They want the right to pray, but they don’t.
- They want Hollywood to clean up it’s act, but they go to all the movies regardless.
- They want to go to Heaven, but they don’t want to go to church.
- They want to be served, but they don’t want to serve.
- They want to die the death of the righteous, but they live the life of a sinner.
- They want spiritual growth, but they don’t want to feed on his word for nourishment.
- They want a relationship with Jesus, but they don’t want to be tied down to a church.
- They want a preacher to “tell it like it is,” but they do as they please.
- They want God to be 1st in their lives, but he always comes in 2nd to their social calendar.