The good news of grace frees us from the impossible task of earning our own salvation and instead simply receives what Christ has already accomplished.
A Christianish church has its core declaration the unfinished work of humanity. The bad news of works becomes the brutal and impossible path to impressing God with deeds that will catch his eye and win his favor. A Christian church proclaims the substitutionary death of Jesus Christ.
A Christianish church proclaims the wrathless love of God and the exemplary life of Jesus Christ, upholding Christ as the ultimate example of what a human being can and should be. A Christian church preaches the gospel of justification by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.
It calls people to repent of their sins and turn to Jesus Christ for forgiveness. A Christianish church preaches a gospel of social justice or personal prosperity.
It calls people to right social wrongs or to claim financial enrichment, to repent only of insufficient action or insufficient faith. A Christian church gathers each week to worship the God of the Bible according to the Bible.
Knowing their desperate need for divine wisdom, they read the Bible, preach the Bible, pray the Bible, sing the Bible, and fellowship around the Bible. A Christianish church gathers each week for empowerment or entertainment.
Their services are shaped more by pop culture or personal preference than by holy Scripture. A Christian church preaches the exclusivity of Jesus Christ.
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To be honest this concept is nothing new and there a handful of books out there that address the same topic. This style can be seen as either positive or negative depending on the reader. The language is simple and lacks complex theological terms.
- What If We're Not Really Following Jesus at All?.
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- Christianish: What If We're Not Really Following Jesus at All??
There are not many Bible verses referenced. And the book references modern culture often to give an up to date feel. It is very accessible to the lay person and it is also very easy to understand.
Submission & The Christianish Sermon by Dennis Munn, Ephesians - ehiwasimol.tk
On the other hand this book is not for one who is looking for something deep or theologically rich. Not that this is a bad thing, I just like more support in my books so I can better understand where the author is coming from in his text. Also I feel there are many other books out on the market that take a much more comprehensive and in depth approach to this topic, but may not appeal to the audience that this book was intended for.
The efforts of many have become more centered on how to cope with their own dysfunctional lives, and less concentrated on what it really means to follow Jesus. I had become Christianish.
Christ-like or Christian-ish?
It may even look like the real deal. In Christianish, Mark revisits the words and life of Christ to find just what it means to be a Christian. Through stories and insights that are sometimes profound, often hilarious, and always honest, he delivers a compelling look at what authentic faith is all about.