Mission Field In the Church

This goes right along with the post about Fake Christians.  Be sure to follow the link to the different types of man-made “Jesus”.

Our primary mission field today is within the church. The latest survey reveals that 86% of Americans say they believe in Jesus. Yet, a much smaller percentage of people say they are born-again Christians. How can so many people be deceived or deluded? Many of them have been told by misguided pastors or evangelists that repeating a prayer, signing a card, being baptized, joining a church or coming forward in an alter call has made them a Christian. Others have been asked to “accept” a Jesus they don’t even know. It is no wonder the Apostle Paul exhorted his readers to “examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith” (2 Cor. 13:5). We are to test ourselves and encourage others to do the same. The test: have we believed the true Jesus as he is revealed in the Scriptures or a “Jesus” who has been created by the imagination of men?

– Mike Gendron

HT: Pilgrim at DEFCON


4 thoughts on “Mission Field In the Church

  1. I was just thinking to myself last night:

    “I haven’t seen Berean Wife in a while, I wonder if she still visits us on DefCon.”

    Then here is this post. :o)

    Berean Wife Reply:

    Hello Pilgrim,

    I’m still here. Sorry commenting and keeping up with comments take so much time. 🙁 I am reading though and have had a few conversations with Lyn.

    We’ve been busy with our new church plant New Covenant Baptist Church. Over the summer we’ve had missions in Nicaragua, Brazil, Haiti, and one of the elders has been preaching in quite a few churches here in the south. Pretty busy for a church less than 3 months old. The mission field is white for harvest (John 4:35) both in and out of the church. It has been great to be able to worship with believers with a heart for the gospel and a desire to share it with others.

    Thanks for saying Hi.

    Berean Wife

  2. Although I know your topic is totally different, I couldn’t help but feel a connection between this post and my latest as I thought about the idea of a “man-made Jesus.”

    If adult Christians, following every wind of doctrine, can be deceived, should we wonder that our young people are confused?

    Berean Wife Reply:


    Actually, I had noticed the connection myself today. 🙂 They are both different gospels and neither is the gospel of the Bible. They both have their own “false prophets”.

    Once when sitting in a church service of senior adults in a typical SBC church, I came to realize that I can’t be too critical of how they allowed the church to be corrupted. Turns out they really had so little Biblical understanding themselves. Somewhere people stopped learning and researching for themselves and became gullible to the latest “preacher” or politician. Just because it sounds good doesn’t mean it is the truth. 🙁

    Berean Wife

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