Tony Morgan wrote a very thought provoking list yesterday. His list is ‘10 Reasons I Donâ€™t Like Most Christians’.
The list is blunt and to the point. It challenges the way many Christians live their lives on a daily basis. Maybe this list will challenge you to continue to grow into the man or woman that God is leading you to be.
10 Reasons I Donâ€™t Like Most Christians
1. They consistently seem angry and bitter and worried. I thought Christians were supposed to reflect joy and kindness and peace.
2. They donâ€™t dream big dreams. That seems odd given the fact that weâ€™re supposedly worshiping a God who is â€œable to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare ask or hope.â€
3. They seem to worship their theology more than Jesus. For whatever reason, this appears to be especially true for folks that come from a reformed theology.
4. They donâ€™t like it when other people or ministries experience success. Think about it. There are Christians who would be overwhelmed with joy if NewSpring experienced fewer salvations, fewer baptisms and our attendance dropped.
5. They use prayer as an excuse for inaction. Theyâ€™re waiting for God to do his thing, but they arenâ€™t willing to step out in faith and obedience.
6. Theyâ€™re more concerned with the BMW next door than the lost person who drives it. Christians hate people with money. Theyâ€™re willing to sacrifice time and money for those without it, but theyâ€™re satisfied to let â€œrichâ€ people go to Hell.
7. They would rather people live life without Jesus than give up their personal preferences. What happens when your preferred teacher doesnâ€™t teach? What happens when your preferred worship leader doesnâ€™t lead? What happens when you donâ€™t like the music?
8. They are fake. They dress up a certain way on Sunday and they live as completely different people the rest of the week.
9. They think theyâ€™re better than other people. Thatâ€™s why they create rules to follow. It helps differentiate why they are holy while others are not.
10. Theyâ€™re comfortable with mediocrity. Doesnâ€™t matter where. Think Christian music and movies. Think how we invest our time and money. You donâ€™t seriously think God deserves our best do you?
Do you do any one of these 10 things?