Moving beyond “clergified” Christianity

Don’t miss the inner view. Let Jesus’ light freely shine within you. Accumulating religious information without experiencing ongoing inner transformation falls far short of biblical Christianity. If you look around, you’ll notice that clergified Christianity creates casual, compromised Christians.

Also, we often let modern idols block our inner view of the living God. They include the god of comfort, the god of sexual desire, the god of pride, the god of money, and the god of nationalism.

Instead, let yourself be captivated by the living Jesus Christ, not captured and controlled by the carnal culture around you. Religious information, without God’s inner activation and spiritual animation, will fail to produce genuine heart-transformation and inner freedom.

Informational Christianity targets the mind. Inner-formational Christianity transforms the heart. Being a Christ-follower requires inner transformation, not just accumulating more and more religious information.

To be a member of the body of Christ is to be inhabited by the risen Jesus and led from within by His Holy Spirit. Romans 8:14.

Cultivate and maintain an ongoing heart-connection with the living Jesus as a member of the body of Christ. The body of Christ isn’t divided into organizations, denominations, or “tribes.” It’s one!

Christians who
Truly believe
That Jesus
Is "the way,"
Don't follow
A program
Or a plan.
They follow
The risen
"Son of Man."

When Christianity
Is dignified
And clergified,
It becomes

The thoughts
I listen to
And obey
Will eventually
Take control of me
Along the way.
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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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