Let’s face it, there are many obstacles that we encounter in church that sometimes gets us to think about ways in which we can get people to follow Christ and attend our church, in thinking that the church we attend isn’t doing the right things, it will try fancy new ideas in hope that it will increase church traffic. But we really do not understand that people may be entangled in the world’s view and not Christ.
Some go with philosophy, and yet others demand a more spiritual way of looking at things and these may not include following Christ. Let’s look at what Paul tells us in Colossians 2:8 -See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world, rather than Christ.
This is the way that people are heading these days, turning away from Christ and going their own way, following the world and deceptive ideas, praying to false beliefs, gods, nature and believing that they are in control of their lives and destiny, but rather heading for destruction, at the end of their life not realizing or understanding what will happen to them after they die. They are living for today, fun, thrills, excitement, feel good attitudes but at the end emptiness.
That is why, as Christians we know there is only one way……..we know it is to receive Jesus Christ as Lord. we are set free in spirit and mind, hallelujah!
So if you are struggling with some person or writing that holds you captivated ask yourself this question, is this everlasting? Do I see God in this? Does it reflect Jesus and His teaching? Because through the Bible, it is Gods word that holds everlasting hope, it’s His word, not the world’s view.