Is Christian transformation still a thing?

Is Christian transformation still a thing? Do we still believe in it? Maybe even more important, do we still even expect it? Or, have we truly reached the point where someone says the sinner’s prayer, and we’re instantly a complete Christian?

I ask this question because of the Presidential election. You may have seen that President Trump just changed his affiliation to non-denominational. I asked in What happened to Christian transformation – becoming more Christ-like? whether that was because of a life-changing event. You know, was it a real Christian Transformation? Or was it something else?

I fear it’s something else. That it’s more about getting votes than about a real transformation. It’s sad. And it’s especially sad that so many Christians, especially white Evangelical Christians, fall for this.

A wrote Pop Tart Christians quite a while back. It talks about our growth as Christians. We don’t just say some “magic” words, which aren’t even in the Bible, and become instant Christians. That goes for a president as well as for the rest of us.

We all need that growth. We need to experience testing. Then respond appropriately. You know – like a Christian that’s following what Jesus taught, rather than what our first instinct as people of a fallen world would respond.

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