Decaffeinated Christianity


Just as the power of coffee lies in the caffeine and that of wine depends on how long it has been allowed to ferment, the power of a Christian hinges on how committed he is to denying himself, picking up his cross and following Christ.


Remember when every decision we needed to make was an answer to the question, “What would Jesus do?” Now we are compelled to consider how politically correct our views before voicing them; even especially when it stands in glaring contradiction to we believe in as Christians.


Churches of today have packaged themselves as prestigious brands of which city people are proud to associate with; as a claim of membership automatically puts you on some pedestal worth respecting. People merely attend church so they can paint a picture of how balanced their lives are on social media; though they have a strained relationship at best or none at all with the God of the church they go to.


They compose pretty sentences of their relationship with God to go with photos and videos which only depict how self-conscious they are of their looks or surroundings. Some only profess their faith in God when it is convenient for the agenda they are pursuing at the moment; if not, then it is reserved for the church pews on Sundays.


Today’s Christian doesn’t want to accept that he is not of the world although he is in it. He wants to fit in with the world and God at the same time. He loves to be identified as a child of God and yet is selective about which of God’s laws to follow;


A sexless relationship before marriage is a no-no for him; he is a man with needs;
A child should be given the liberty to do anything he pleases without correction; people will turn out to be who they really are anyway;
A wife need not be submissive to her spouse; that’s tantamount to turning herself into a doormat to be used and discarded;
God created man in his image and likeness – male and female he created them; yet we like to add on with a variety of identities so as to be comfortable with the alternative lifestyles the world keep churning out.

Decaffeinated Christianity
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Why do many people claim to be Christians on Sundays but from Monday to Saturday, the society we live in continues to rot with dishonesty? How come we profess to have the power of God to move mountains in church but appear powerless in our offices against the dubious schemes we participate in to get into our bosses’ good books?


How can we keep stabbing our neighbors in the back when we are encouraged to be each other’s keeper?


Why do we keep holding grudges over offences when we are urged to forgive and love our enemies as well as live peaceably with everyone as much as it depends on us?


If we really crave for a better world, then we have the ability as Christ’s followers to make that happen. Wickedness would continue to thrive obviously but most people who are confused and lost would find the true Way.


Let’s not belittle ourselves by compromising our values to be accepted by the world. Like water and oil, we can never mix. Let’s stop practicing part-time Christianity; you’re only wasting your time, you know why? Because the enemy we are against has been working full-time from the beginning of humanity.


Are you for Christ for not? No lukewarm attitude allowed.


© Josephine Amoako 2019

20 Comments Add yours

  1. Nadia says:

    God richly bless you for this message, very true and real indeed.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      God bless you for reading, Nadia. Have a great week.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Ade Wryts says:

    In the words of Kofi Kinaata, “part-time Christian fighting a full-time devil”

    Liked by 1 person

  3. “He loves to be identified as a child of God and yet is selective about which of God’s laws to follow” TRUTH. Thanks for speaking it! Blessings!

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    1. joseyphina says:

      God bless you for reading, Tatiana.

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  4. d.n. kimball says:

    Thanks for your post! Nothing good comes from compromising our values and the teachings of Scripture. Unfortunately our churches have largely failed to teach what a sacrificial life to Christ really looks like and has instead replaced it for a comfy coffee shop style of faith.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      That’s sadly true. Thanks for reading

      Liked by 1 person

  5. simonnordjo says:

    A wake-up call for me.
    Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      God bless you for reading

      Liked by 2 people

  6. Confronting. This is so true. As a Missionary in Uganda, it’s easy to get caught up in the world and forget why I’m really here. Thanks so much for this.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      God bless you for reading, Elisha. Have a great day

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  7. We need more Christians calling for transformation and every day authentic holy living. Thanks.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Yes, we do. God bless you for reading.

      Like

  8. Very powerful and timely! This is a message that cuts to the heart of the problem and convicts us all! Thank you for allowing God to use you!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Amen. God bless you for reading, Jeremiah.

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  9. 💯 No lukewarm attitude is allowed.

    On Mon, 25 Nov 2019 at 00:02, Joseyphina’s World wrote:

    > joseyphina posted: ” Just as the power of coffee lies in the caffeine and > that of wine depends on how long it has been allowed to ferment, the power > of a Christian hinges on how committed he is to denying himself, picking up > his cross and following Christ. Remember when e” >

    Liked by 1 person

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