Grace Light – The following
What compelled so many to follow Christ and do you think the same thing is taught today? Why was He able to draw such crowds and why was He seen as such a threat among people who were teaching religious morality much like we see and hear today?
“Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that He and His disciples were not even able to eat.” – Mark 3:20
It seems odd at best that Jesus had such huge crowds everywhere and yet today the stats are that 58% of people in America drop out of church by the age of 27. Have you ever thought to ask why this is?
Let me throw out a few thoughts:
The message of Christ and the message of churches and religious centers is Not the same. Jesus offers “an easy burden” and “a light yoke” – today even though the “yoke” and “burden” has gotten a lot lighter over the generations – it still isn’t the one Jesus offers! For more on that see the link below.
1) The mission of Christ and the mission of churches and religious centers is Not the same. Jesus offers an end to condemnation and the religious folks seem to want to pile it on. Again it is certainly less condemnation then times past but it still isn’t the Freedom offered through Christ! For more on that see the link below.
2) The method of Christ and the method of churches and religious centers is Not the same. Jesus never sought out to establish a mega-church with lots of perks and benefits to all who came. His method was to judge none, Accept All, Forgive like there was no yesterday and Love like there is no tomorrow! For more on that see the link below.
The link below is meant to be a part of a journey, it has been a significant part of mine and I hope and pray that it is something that might help your journey as well: