Who Are You? A Churchian Or A Christian?

INTRODUCTION
The Churches today are filled with many persons. People who attend church services may find themselves in many categories. But this tract will focus on two of the many categories: Churchians (mere churchgoers) and Christians (true followers of Jesus the Christ).


WHO IS A CHURCHIAN ?
This word 'Churchian' may be strange to you. A Churchian is simply someone who attends worship services but does not know the Lord or does not have any commitment to the Lord. He/she can be someone who has received baptism and has been confirmed in a local congregation. He/she has his/her name written in the church's membership book. This person knows only the form of Christianity and does not have that personal experience with Jesus the Christ. Mind you, a Churchian may be the tithe-giver, good contributor to the programs and projects of the church. He/she may be familiar with every aspect of Christianity yet so far away from Christ Jesus the foundation of Christianity. A Churchian is not fully involved with the spiritual life of the Church. He/she is not too concerned about the spiritual matters rather the physical growth of the Church. Such person comes to the Church for several reasons:


    Meet up with an appointment with a friend.
   When death occurs, that the casket of the person be brought to       the Church.
    Get from the Chruch.
    Think that the Church is a social gathering.
   Just to allow the day to pass.

A Churchian is a person who is easily offended when the true and uncompromising Gospel of Jesus the Christ is preached. This person is also legalistic.


WHO IS A CHRISTIAN ?
A Christian is a true follower of Jesus the Christ. A person who has wholeheartedly confessed Jesus Christ as his/her Lord and Sacior (Romans 10:9) and is having a daily walk with Christ. A Christian is someone who has been born twice (the physical birth through a woman; and the spiritual birth through the Holy Spirit - St. John 3:3-5). A Christian is someone whose body, soul and spirit are connected to Christ, He/she is transformed, regenerated, Christ-centered and Holy Ghost-filled (Ephesians 5:18).

The nucleus of the person's life is Jesus. A Christian is also a baptized and a confirmed member of a local congregation, but what makes him/her different is the person's daily walk with the Lord.

The Christian is always eager to learn and live by more spiritual truths. He/she allows Jesus to be in charge of his or her life. He/she finds strength in Christ; set a good example; a student of the Word; a person of prayer; knows God's agenda.


WHERE DO YOU STAND ?
Are you a Churchian or a Christian ? Are you a mere Churchgoer or a true child of Jesus Christ ?

To attend a church is good. But church attendance without knowing the Lord is dangerous-it does not guarantee you eternal life. The church will bury and do all the funeral arrangements. This is not all to life.

God is calling you to graduate from being a mere church attendant now. He wants you to be a true disciple of Jesus Christ.

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