10 Reasons I Don’t Like Most Christians

8 12 2008

I thought THIS POST “10 Reasons I Don’t Like Most Christians” from Tony Morgan was dead on. Here’s the list if you’re too lazy to click through. I’ve been guilty in all of these areas as a follower of Jesus.

1. They consistently seem angry and bitter and worried.
2. They don’t dream big dreams.
3. They seem to worship their theology more than Jesus.
4. They don’t like it when other people or ministries experience success.
5. They use prayer as an excuse for inaction.
6. They’re more concerned with the BMW next door than the lost person who drives it.
7. They would rather people live life without Jesus than give up their personal preferences.
8. They are fake.
9. They think they’re better than other people.
10.They’re comfortable with mediocrity.

This verse from Matthew 19:13 challenged me last week.“One day some parents brought their children to Jesus so he could lay his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples scolded the parents for bothering him.” People were trying to get to Jesus, but it was “His followers” who got in the way of people coming to Christ. They thought they were doing the right thing, but they were actually pushing people away. Unfortunately when I talk to people who don’t who are turned off to Christianity, they often refer to negative experience in the past with a Christian. The challenge is that although Christ is reaching out to people, our lives, our words and our actions have the ability to hinder someone from meeting Jesus.

“Does your life make people curious about the claims of Jesus or does it make them flee?”

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