Christian Faith – or Churchianity?

Jimmy Randolph*

Churchianity is a counterfeit and perverted form of Christianity that covertly epitomizes humanism with a sort of ‘build-a-bear’ Jesus attached.

“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.” 2Cor 11:3,4

As Satan continues to lull the body of Christ to sleep in the last days before the end of the church age and the catching away; the corrupt fruits of counterfeit bibles, perverted gospels, and unclean spirits have come full harvest in an emerging cult that I personally refer to as “Churchianity”. Churchianity is a counterfeit and perverted form of Christianity that covertly epitomizes humanism with a sort of ‘build-a-bear’ Jesus attached.

In short, Churchianity is humanism with a mannequin Jesus. It “praises Jesus” while rejecting nearly everything God says in His word unless it can be twisted to promote their prosperity or well-being. By far, one of the most notorious modern-day leaders of this cult is Joel Osteen. In the eyes of Churchianity, Biblical Christianity is often looked upon as hateful, mean spirited, divisive, causing harm to the cause of Christ (whatever that means), bigoted, judgmental, arrogant, and unloving. So how can you tell when a brother in Christ or lost person has been deceived by the easygoingness of this cult? Sadly, it’s painfully obvious.

Have you ever spoken with a “Christian” or been to a “Christian church” where some of the most basic Biblical stances were either put into question or simply rejected? Even when clearly shown scripture on the issue, the “Christian” or “church” still chooses to esteem their own opinions and preferences over what God says in his word?

For Example:

What are God’s views regarding Homosexuality?

Christianity – Homosexuality is an abomination to God and has been before the law (Gen 13:13), under the law (Leviticus 18:22), and under grace (Romans 1:27-32).

Churchianity – Jesus never specifically mentioned anything against homosexuality, therefore there’s nothing wrong with it because love is love.

Is there one way to God or several?

Christianity – There is only one mediator between God and man, and that’s the man Christ Jesus (1 Timothy 2:5). Any other way will land man straight into the Lake of Fire.

Churchianity – As long as a person means well in their heart, God will show them the way. Whether that way is Jesus or Buddha or Mohammed; what really matters is your intent to spread God’s love the best way you know how.

If a person dies without Christ, what happens after they die?

Christianity – Their soul will burn in Hell where their worm dieth not and the fire is not quench (Mark 9:44)

Churchianity – It’s not our place to judge. What matters is that we do our best to help people who have lost loved ones because God is a God of comfort.

“Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.” Romans 16:17,18 (KJV)

Fundamentals of Churchianity

Though often hidden disguised by good words and fair speeches, here are some of the basic fundamentals of Churchianity to watch out for:

  • Worship is connected with humanism and not absolute truth
  • Salvation is based on ‘religious experience’ and not faith in Christ alone
  • Life is about the here and now, and not the life hereafter
  • God is who you think he is and who you want him to be; but never who HE SAYS HE IS in the scriptures
  • The spiritual realm is a realm where truth no longer applies, only feelings
  • There is no higher authority than one’s own opinions and preferences
  • Fear man, not God
  • The Bible is a book of private interpretations and suggestions
  • Man is the foundation, not God

DON’T BE DECEIVED

“That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:” Eph 4:14,15

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