The word “Christian” has lost its true meaning. You can be a “who is jesus” socialist, a “Christian” drug lord, a “Christian” homosexual, a “Christian” abortionist and so forth. The truth is, those who are not living according to the teaching of the Christian Bible are entertaining fables. They are not Christians. This article is giving three modern-day fables that are passed off as “Christian.” I trust you will not find yourself entertaining one of these fables. If you are, please do not be fooled. It is time for you to come to God through the Lord Jesus Christ.
Fable 1 – “Pigpen Christians” not washed from their sins. Once upon a time, there was a herd of pigs wallowing in the mud as usual. They decided to root out of the pigpen and go to the marketplace to act-up. On the way there, they decided to call themselves “Christians.” It just seemed like the thing to do. After being very successful in the marketplace, these stinking pigs decided to throw their mud all over the world. All those who did not like their stinking attitude were victims of their mud-slinging campaigns. They continued to raise up a stink forever. The moral of the story is: True Christian must have a new heart with a new look. Those who have not experienced the new birth as explained in John 3 and 2 Corinthians 5:17 are still in the “pigpen” regardless of what they call themselves.
Fable 2 – “Bathroom Christians” who take no thought for the needs of others. Once upon a time, there were some people who chose for themselves how to be “Christians.” They were not going to let anyone, not even God, tell them how to live their “Christian” life. One day these self-made “Christians” were invited to visit an old friend. They requested to use their friend’s master bathroom. Some of them decided to partake of the “medicine cabinet.” They concluded that “Christians” should never have any problems or be deprived of the “nice” things in life.
They were worldly-minded and would never be caught suffering for Jesus’ sake. Others of these “Christians” decided to use the “shower” and “sink” to make themselves clean on the outside. These “Christians” wanted to put on a good outward appearance. They dressed well, wore perfume and looked very pleasing outwardly, but their hearts were very far from God. One of those “Christians” used the toilet. As all of them left the bathroom, the toilet was left not flushed, the water in the shower and the sink was not turned off. They all cleaned out the medicine cabinet and went merrily on their way. They lived not so happily ever after. The moral of the story is: If a person is unwilling to live a life of sacrifice for Jesus’ sake, that person is not a true Christian. True Christians are willing to loose everything rather than give up their love for God and those around them. They would never be so selfish as to leave a friend’s property in shambles.
Fable 3 – “Wallet Christians” are secular people who worship material wealth. Once upon a time, there were some people called “Wallet Christians.” These “Christians” worshiped their wallets more that God. They had all the marks of “true Christians” as long as their god, Lord Wallet, gave them the comfortable life they lusted after. They lived not so happily ever after. The moral of the story is: Those who have made material gain the driving force in their lives are not qualified to call themselves Christians. Regardless of what is gained in this life we cannot take it with us. Only what is done for Jesus will last for all eternity.