In these end times I have a different name for all this. People are either genuine Christians, or they are fakers, counterfeits, pretenders, imposters. There are people putting on the Christian act in churches, the workplace and in front of others anywhere but they actually do not know the Lord at all. I have not met any real missionaries since I was a kid. People claim to be missionaries but they have no idea what the meaning of the word is. All I have witnessed from anyone I have seen is fakers and compromisers. We have a whole lot of dangerous people using the name of the Lord and scriptures to bring in unsuspecting, naive and gullible religious folk to give them lots of business while they often cheat, lie, and bamboozle the clients/customers. Then we have these silly celebrity folk who are sucking up the camera and attention anytime it will bring them more money or further their career. I find all these people equally disgusting. The Bible warns us about people who pretend to be Christian but they really are not. Stay away from them. Once you share scripture with them about what they are doing and they reject it then they eternally doom themselves. -Admin-
He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world. 1 John 2:2 (NKJV)
In his book In the Gap, David Bryant looks at the Christian’s reluctance for missionary involvement:
Underneath disinterest in world outreach, underneath small missions budgets or limited personnel and the scandal of billions yet unreached, hides a culprit I call “pea-sized Christianity.”
There is a pea-sized box called convert Christianity—life in Christ gets no bigger than making it safely inside the kingdom. Or there’s a character Christianity—life in Christ gets no bigger than pulling one’s own spiritual act together.
When life in Christ is no bigger than the warm, secure fellowship I have each week with my good Christian buddies, I’m in a box of cloister Christianity. Or when life in Christ is no bigger for me than getting nicely settled in a good paying job after graduation, then I’m trapped in career Christianity. . .
In summary, when my Christian experience expands no further than my salvation or small group or church or future, it’s pea-sized. When my activities don’t link me to the reaching of the earth’s unreached people, I’ve succumbed to pea-sized Christianity.