Christianity or Religion

“Don’t tell me what you know about the Bible but rather what you live in your Christian walk with Jesus!”

I have tweeted that statement recently and I think it is worth expanding a bit on it! We as born again Christians, have a tendency to base our spirituality on our knowledge of the Bible. For example, memorizing scripture is an exercise that many Christians apply themselves to and it seems that the understanding behind it all is “the more you know, the more spiritual you are”.

If we look at the experience of the Apostles, as well as the Christians of the early church, we will realize that not only they did not have any Bible to learn verses from, yet they were “spiritual” and “mature” in Christ. What did they have? The Bible says that every day they were sitting at the feet of the apostles, and drinking from their heart and from what they carried. They were drowned in the apostle’s doctrine of Christ. Moreover, they identified with Jesus in their everyday life and were persecuted, rejected, judged, imprisoned, and beaten for their faith. In other words, they identified with the sufferings of Jesus and as a result partook in His resurrection life. This is how they grew and became mature Christians. It was not about their knowledge of Scripture. Anyway, all the Jews knew the Old Testament Scriptures mostly by heart but that did not in any way make them “spiritual” in the sense that it did not help them discern the days they were living when Jesus was among them.

So what I am saying is that, the Apostles, the disciples, did one thing: they denied their rights, took their cross, were ready to lose their lives and followed Jesus. How did they follow Him? They followed His attitudes, His teachings, forgiving their enemies, loving one another, accepting to be unfairly treated, having a pure heart, and as Jesus did, desiring to please the Father in everything they did and lived. In so doing, God was at work in their lives, breaking them and changing them into the image of Jesus!

Therefore I realize more and more that what matters in my Christian walk is not so much what I know but what I live with the Lord in my daily life, what He is busy doing in my life and how I am being changed.

If that is not the case, I must ask myself if I am really living a daily experience with Jesus, or if what I am living has not just become nothing else but “religion”.

Let my people go

Let my people go, that they may serve Me

These were the very words that God instructed Moses to say to Pharaoh when His people were in slavery in Egypt. Pharaoh was not ready to bow to this command, and as the plagues got worse, he came up with some kind of compromise…“Go you men and serve the Lord” (Exodus 10 v 11), and then in verse 24, “Go serve the Lord, only let your flocks and your herds be kept back: let your little ones also go with you,” but Moses said, “You must also give us sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice to the Lord our God. Our livestock also shall go with us; not a hoof shall be left behind. For we must take some of them to serve the Continue reading

“.. offenses (scandals) will come… but woe to him through whom they come” Luke 17 v 1

When I go and read the site of the concerned parents… I cannot believe the lies and deception that are there… How can people be so gullible as to believe such “junk”!!! It is so obvious that these guys are on a mission… and their mission in life these days is to attack and denigrate CTMI, Basil O’connell Jones as well as Miki Hardy!!!  It is even worse when we realise that some of them are born again Christians… Continue reading

concerned parents

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As much is being said these days about concerned parents… may I say that if  you are concerned for your children, and you really love them, the best you can ever do is to let them be free… free to be themselves, free to make their own choices in life, whether it be for their carreer, or where they want to live… and be able to live true to their conviction, whether right or wrong… be there for them… by all means do not make the mistake of trying to force them to do what you want as you will only succeed in pushing them further away from you… Continue reading