Selling the Christian religion has become one of the core competencies of evangelicals. This has its origins in extending Jesus’ Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) inside the circles of our sway.
But, there are portions of the faith-life that do not always sit well.
Prayers are not always answered to our satisfaction. I don’t understand any faith-followers of God who like having their prayers answered contrary to what they want. However, God is sovereign, although we’re commanded to pray, none of us can control God through our prayers. This is the reason prayer involves such supreme religion. It reminds us to pray more holistically, such as using the Jesus Prayer, or to pray prayers of praise and thanksgiving, or to plead for the understanding of God’s will and the capability to carry it out.
Non-believers frequently can’t be’affected’. We do not need to be Christians long to come face-to-face together with the fact that we peddle an unpopular message. It’s only those that the Spirit has been working in who are ripe for the gospel. This is a reality we are both forced to accept in addition to accept that we can’t force anyone to come to religion.
Animal Removal Ocala may appear to suffer more than people who don’t think. Christians do endure: John Wesley said,”One of the best evidences of God’s love to people who love him would be to send them afflictions, with grace to keep them.” Sothere are two parts to this 1 evidence; the simple fact of afflictions which often come as persecutions, and the elegance Christians get with which to bear them. Being a Jesus follower does not mean that we flourish in our anguish. Nobody does.
Christians can not sin and be happy in their sinning. Yes, this is right. For people with the Holy Spirit, there’s the conviction of the Spirit. A Christian’s conscience will not let them revel in wickedness.
Christians can not stop sinning. It has to bemuse the planet when it sees Christians being’perfect’ in God, yet as they watch there are a lot of Christians that seem hypocritical. As followers of Jesus we sit on a knife edge straddling two opposed truths: we are sinners, but we are known as beyond our sin. The only distinction is the Christian accepts they are a sinner, whilst the world doesn’t accept this reality (as a fact about self) and/or does not care. We know that the church is valuable to God, and that it grieves God’s Spirit once the church is defamed. But Christians know full well that the church is corruptible, as it’s conducted by a humanity under the leadership of God but not necessarily in submission to Him. If power gets to somebody’s mind, that power is wielded sinfully. It is misused and abused.
Christians are often not able to answer non-believers’ questions. It’s not hard to miss the mark or to overlook the time or not to get our words right. But the purpose of living the authentic Christlike life isn’t in what we say, but in what we do and how we do itin how we live our lives.
Christians can’t appear to prove God to people who insist He isn’t real. This really irks some in the religion. They adore their doctrines but can’t seem to generate some people today budge. These very same individuals will only be convinced by God Himself.
Christians are just as prone to addictions, grief, disappointments, and failure as anybody is. Maybe more so in many circumstances. Most of us face the same types of enticements. We are all tempted into greed and envy and pride and lust. And all of us fall for these traps, Christian or not.
Christians do not have any excuse to lash out at people. This will not stop some Christians. There are times, like for anybody made from flesh and feelings, when we would love to have our revenge. But we are told that it is God’s prerogative to avenge.
Christian faith is often as much about really accepting the awkward and embarrassing realities of life as enjoying the favour of God’s grace. But it’s not without cost. Indeed, new Christians need to be aware that the real life in Jesus is pricey, but of course the benefits far outweigh the costs.
And please do not get me wrong, most Christians would not have their own lives any other way.
These realities that Christians do not enjoy about being Christian are precisely what older them in the religion.