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).
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.
death occurs, that the casket of the person be brought
to the Church.
from the Chruch.
that the Church is a social gathering.
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.
IS A CHRISTIAN ?
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
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.
DO YOU STAND ?
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