Not everyone in church is a Christian…

…including those who serve!

One of the many reasons why I left Protestantism was because of the prevalent greed, and corruption, of those in leadership. The embracing of worldly values by those in leadership also contributed to my dissatisfaction and need to find a place to land that had more dogma.

DOGMA- a principle or set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true.

If Protestant leaders had decided to ALL be on the same page instead of purposely misinterpreting scripture to justify their sins, I truly believe the world would be a better place.

Luther called out The Church (the Roman Catholic church) for its corruption and then the Protestants took it as a challenge and tried to out do the Catholicism in the arena of corruption.

What Was Luther Doing When He Nailed His 95 Theses to the Wittenberg Door?

Every aspect of Christianity has its corruption because the hearts of people are corrupted by The Fall. It is a constant battle to maintain strong hold on one’s passions and to not embrace the world and all of its temptations.

If Christian were supposed to be like the world there would have been no reason for Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross. think about it. God is the same. It is His people who waffle and change scripture to match their sins instead of changing themselves to match Christ.

There is a reason why I am saying all of this; we need revival in America and I’m not talking about the screaming pastor, big choir, laser light show with a smoke machine kind of revival. I’m talking about revival in the heart, and homes, of every single Christian in America.

We are supposed to become new creations in Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

I can’t make anyone clean up their act but I would like to help those who are interested in becoming new creations to tangibly reach that goal.

To that end, I am beginning a book club. Here is the book:

Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives: the Life and Teachings of Elder Thaddeus  of Vitovnica - Kindle edition by Smiljanic, Ana. Religion & Spirituality  Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

Here is a LINK where you can purchase it if you are interested in participating.

Please decide and buy your book as soon as possible. I am going to try and begin the study soon. If no one signs up I guess I will just do posts on Youtube talking about key points of the book that resonated during the reading for the week.

I chose this book because it is one that I read while still deciding whether or not to become Orthodox.

If you want to participate, please let me know in comments.

There is so much more to being a Christian than being successful in business and having a big, expensive house and/or cars. Material things were never the point of any sermon Jesus gave.

Start today by praying for your family, and your neighbors. ‘Lord have mercy!’ is all that is needed. Lord have mercy on my husband, my mother, my siblings, my sister, my neighbors, etc. Of course you can talk to God more, and specifically but asking God to have mercy is a great place to start.

Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnika | Orthodox christianity, Orthodoxy, Eastern  orthodox
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3 thoughts on “Not everyone in church is a Christian…

  1. Melissa…this is an excellent article so genuine in all regards! This insight here is truth and I think it seems obvious now that there has been a Great Falling Away from the faith that now is in Free Fall or and accelerated mode with so many people turning to secularism and pure materialism or in essence worshiping false gods like in ancient times when Moses came down from Mount Sinai to find the people worshiping the gilded calf! The decadence, disrespect for human life and actual nefarious behaviors running rampant is actually frightening because already the human race is teetering on the brink and ye so many with earthly power and control are hell-bent on pushing it harder while blatantly rejected God or religion! Crazies like AOC want to start a Climate Patrol bigger than the US Marines which to me is another name of Nazi Storm Troopers! We are in a situation where any freak thing could trigger outright disaster brought on by human defiance and madness! All I can say to it all is we must be in the End Time and hold onto the faith and pray to Jesus Christ to save us!
    Thank for this great job!

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    • MelissaBishop

      Thank you for stopping by. Yes, I think the foxes have been in the hen house for a very long time and there are cover ups galore!

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      • Absolutely and the right way to put it my friend! When our so called DOJ, CIA and FBI along with branches or the Armed Forces higher echelon have gone Woke and aren’t protecting We the People so much as they are working with the Globalists and Establishment to Control Us All, not a very good picture of where this might be going!

        We must voice our honest opinions but keep our faith in Jesus growing more and more all the time; because this only convinces me He is on the way!

        Thank you for this and take care.
        God bless you and yours!

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