Greatest Threat to Aussie Church!

2775681446_292122b423Revelation 3:15-16 “I know your works: you are neither cold or hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.”

The greatest threat to the Australian Church is CASUAL CHRISTIANITY!

George Barna has recently conducted some research on the church and concluded that “Casual Christianity is one of the largest and fastest growing tribes in the Church today” (Barna Report).

Everywhere I turn throughout the Body of Christ I see the impact of casual Christianity. Casual Christians have their priorities confused, they have prioritised personal comfort over commitment to the cause. Casual Christians have got just enough of God to be good but not enough of God to be contagious to others.

Where I live and serve in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, casual Christianity is prolific and suffocating. While there are many churches in the region, I see a lack of fervency and passion for the cause of Christ. I’m glad that God has positioned me and other like minded leaders in this region to combat this surge of middle class, white, comfortable and casual Christianity.

The Body of Christ needs an enema to purge itself of passionless ritual and impotent witness. We need the presence of the Holy Spirit to invade our hearts and break us for the things that break God’s heart. Casual Christianity is not going to change anything. It occurs wherever our passion for Jesus and souls is lost. The devil has an agenda to steal your passion and he’ll use any and every means to do so.

God has not called us to be casual but contagious. Make a decision to get your focus back where it needs to be. What about you? Have you lost your fervency for the cause of Jesus Christ? Are you so comfortable that hardly anything moves you anymore? When was the last time you really spent time with Jesus and you heard him speak to you?

Romans 12:11 “Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in Spirit, serve the Lord.” 

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4 Responses to “Greatest Threat to Aussie Church!”

  1. Above we need men who will preach the Word in season and out of season. Pastors who will not shrink from declaring the TRUTH found in God’s word are depseratly needed in this day where seeker-sensitive, church growth methods are implemented in the name of flattery and greed.

  2. Above all we need men who will preach the Word in season and out of season. Pastors who will not shrink from declaring the TRUTH found in God’s word are depseratly needed in this day where seeker-sensitive, church growth methods are implemented in the name of flattery and greed.

  3. Matthew, have you ever actually attended a service at Activate Church and heard Corey preach?

  4. Andrew,

    No as yet, I have not actually visited Activate. I have read this blog for a little while now and was told about it by a person who once knew Corey from a previous ministry.

    You’ll really find my angle here : http://www.gty.org/Resources/Videos/INT02

    Cheers.

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