Do entitled Christians make you want to avoid church?

Do entitled Christians make you want to avoid church? You know, for instance, people who say, I’m Christian so I can do whatever I want. I’ve been saved. I’m forgiven. Everything’s good, no matter what I do.

I can’t decide if it’s sad or funny. Funny in a sad way.

There are things Christians received from God.

None are entitlements, in the way we generally think of them.

Certainly, none that in any way mean we deserve something because we’re Christian.

One thing we are “entitled” to is the ability to live with the Holy Spirit as our guide to life as a Christian. However, that “entitlement” comes from being baptized and promising to follow Jesus.

To show what that means, let’s look at what Jesus told us, His followers, to do in what’s known as The Great Commission.

In other words, part of my goal is for you to know what God really asks of us. Sometimes it’s not at all what you see. Not at all how we act. We should at least be trying to live like Jesus taught us. And if we’re not, please don’t blame God.

And if you’re at a church where pretty much anything goes, and it doesn’t seem like people are following what Jesus taught, please don’t blame it on God.

Yes, maybe you need to walk away from the church you’re currently in. But don’t leave God. There are churches where many/most people legitimately try to follow Jesus. And they help each other do that. One way is being accountable to each other.

It is possible. It is done. And if that’s what you’re looking for, but don’t see it where you are, ask God to lead you to a church that really does try to function according to His commands. According to the Holy Spirit.

It’s not just Sundays where this matters/ It affects everything for the rest of our lives. And for the rest of eternity.

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