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Christianity. NOT FOR EVERYONE. “For many are called, but few are chosen“ (Matthew 22:14 ). True Christianity. is not “come as you are; leave as you please” is not “its all good” is “come as you are; open your ears; purge the error; practice what is right”. True Christianity.

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Christianity

Christianity

NOT FOR EVERYONE

“For many are called, but few are chosen“

(Matthew 22:14)


True christianity

True Christianity

  • is not “come as you are; leave as you please”

  • is not “its all good”

  • is “come as you are; open your ears; purge the error; practice what is right”


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True Christianity

  • “So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath” (Jas. 1:19)


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True Christianity

  • “Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness” (Jas. 1:21)


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True Christianity

  • “. . . receive with meekness the implanted word. . .” (Jas. 1:21)


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True Christianity

22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror;

24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.


Christianity is not for everyone

Christianity is NOT for everyone!

  • Not because God doesn’t want everyone saved

    • HE DOES! See 1 Timothy 2:3, 4


Christianity is not for everyone1

Christianity is NOT for everyone!

  • Not because Jesus hasn’t provided a way for all to be saved

    • HE DID! See Hebrews 2:9


Christianity is not for everyone2

Christianity is NOT for everyone!

  • Not because God’s commandments are TOO burdensome

    • THEY ARE NOT! See 1 John 5:3


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Christianity is NOT for everyone!

BECAUSE:

“. . .this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil” (Jn. 3:19).

  • People in love with evil cannot become Christians!


Being a christian

Being A Christian. . .

  • is not for those who defend denominationalism

    • “that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me” (Jn. 17:21, NKJV)

    • “that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment” (1 Cor. 1:10, NKJV)


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Being A Christian. . .

  • is not for those who defend denominationalism

    • denominationalism is built upon division

      • divisions in belief

      • divisions in practice

      • divisions in authority


Being a christian2

Being A Christian. . .

  • is not for dogs and pigs

    • “Don’t give what is holy to dogs or throw your pearls to pigs. Otherwise, they will trample them and then tear you to pieces.” (Matt. 7:6, GWV)

    • two-legged dogs and pigs

    • for pressing the claims of the gospel, some return with insult and injury to the message and the messenger


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Being A Christian. . .

  • is not for the majority

    • God’s people have always been in the minority


Why teach and preach then

Why Teach and Preach Then???

  • If the majority of people will not listen/obey, why teach?

    • we ought to imitate God’s desire for all men (1 Tim. 2:4)

    • we need to help the few get to heaven (Heb. 10:24)

    • we need to deliver our own soul (1 Tim. 4:16; cf. Ezek. 2:1-7; 33:7-9;)

      • don’t be a thorn


Christianity

MICAH

7:4

“The best of them is like a brier; The most upright is sharper than a thorn hedge; The day of your watchman and your punishment comes; Now shall be their perplexity.”

photo: courtesy of Mary Ann Horrocks


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Christianity is NOT for everyone!

  • Revelation 21:8

    • “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death” (Rev. 21:8, NKJV)


Christianity1

Christianity

NOT FOR EVERYONE

“For many are called, but few are chosen“

(Matthew 22:14)


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