I’ve been working on the NAMM (International Association of Music Merchants) trade show in Anaheim, CA for about a week now. I work this one show a year and I have a good time, for the most part, and I make a few dollars, which never hurts. I also get to see a lot of old friends and (ex)co-workers.
Last evening I’m talking to a couple of guys about Jesus and I quote Luther, remember, I said, ” the good you do won’t save you, and the evil you do won’t condemn you.”
“Well, that’s not true”, says one of the guys, who is an Evangelical Christian. So I said, “well, I sure hope it is true… and you ought to have the same hope.”
Then he launched into “fake Christianity and “walking the walk”, etc. I asked him if someone were to follow him around for one week, taking notes on all he did, if that person would consider him to be a Christian. Of course he answered yes and didn’t even hesitate.
This is what happens when you get preachers preaching right out of the bible, line by line, without doing theology, without placing the cross of Christ in the center of the biblical narrative.
You get little Pharisees. Not so cute, ‘I’m better than you are, because I accepted Jesus’ and ‘I’m getting “better” all the time’ and you aren’t even trying ‘, little Pharisees. All snuggled in to their self-righteousness, little Pharisees.
I reminded him that Jesus told us not to judge anyone’s salvation, to which he told me that “that is not true” and he will “bring me many bible passages to prove his point.”
I’m sure he will.
What about it? Is there such a thing as Christians that are not really Christians and they are easy to spot because thet are not walking the walk?