Some Of The Best Followers Of Jesus Aren’t Christian

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Some of the best followers of Jesus aren’t Christian.

That’s right.

Catch your breath.

God doesn’t need you to believe in Jesus. Jesus doesn’t need you to believe in Jesus. He lives far beyond belief statements, doctrine, biblical scholarship, orthodoxy, and theology. He doesn’t align Himself to “right” believing, can’t be beamed into your presence through properly prayed prayers, nor suctioned into your heart through correct words of genuinely “genuine” contrition.

God doesn’t give a rip about what you think about Jesus. Whether He is the son of God or a pre-incarnation of Elvis, born of a virgin or an alien from another planet, or died on the cross for your sins or pulled a David Blaine and never died at all.

As one Scripture writer discovered, beliefs only upgrade you to the level of demons. That’s the company mere beliefs keep. “You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.”

Instead, Jesus is a way of life, not a way of belief.

“Whatever you “do” for them, you do it unto ‘Me.'”

For Jesus, belief is always connected, not to what you line up in your head, but ultimately to if and how you love. And when you love the way He loves, He counts it as faith, whether you believe or not.

And make no mistake, Christianity doesn’t have the corner market on love, not even close. In fact, many Christians want to regulate it, control it, prequalify people for it, and flat out stand against it. And Jesus just wants to spit it all out of His mouth and deny He even knows us.

So, maybe it’s best we check our Christianity at the door, because some of the best followers of Jesus aren’t Christians.

They don’t see Jesus as a Savior from a Hell wielding God, a religious mascot cheering the privileged into battle to colonize and conquer the world, nor a path of escape and eternal life for an elite group of people who cracked the code of God’s selective acceptance and approval.

Some are Atheist humans, Jewish humans, Muslim humans, Agnostic Humans–any and every other kind of non-Christian humans.

In fact, some of the best followers of Jesus don’t realize they are following Jesus at all. They love because it’s love, and love is the best way to live.

Church, Bible, rules, creeds, fear, conformity, to-do steps, and inviting Jesus into your heart… not required.

 

Only love.

Love only.

 

That’s it.

That’s everything

The only thing, to Jesus.

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Grace is brave. Be brave.

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7 Comments

  1. Kristy

    This. exactly.
    In Jesus name, amen 😉
    For real though, thank you Chris. Literally there is one thing only– love.
    Nicely done piece. Will help many I’m sure. Please keep writing.

  2. Dan

    I’ve always thought that true Buddhists would make the best Christians! Don’t let religion get in the way of following Jesus’ directive to go and spread love & kindness to all.

  3. Forrest

    I am sorry but Chris is a lunatic. “Don’t need to “believe” in Jesus. Obviously Chris can’t be bothered to read the Word of God. Loving others is not enough. The scriptures are very clear that you must believe in Jesus Christ as Your Savior. Loving others is not enough. A relationship with Christ is required for eternal life.

  4. Terry Barker

    Are you just going to keep sharing Your half truths. Truth,
    God loves us all much more than us humans ever could. He wants us all to
    Be saved so we can spend eternity in Heaven with Him.
    Now the rest of the Written Word. Remember, that which Jesus constantly quoted from. “You must be born again. You must repent of your sins, that means be sorry for them, & ask God for forgiveness” . The Word says this since you seem to have changed it to your version and many others version. “You shall have no other gods before me”. And the Word clearly tells us that is one of our many sins. Jesus instructs us to go into all the world & spread the Gospel. And that’s not to tell everyone they OK just like they are. I wasn’t OK as I was before someone told me I must be Born Again. So I’m letting you know, my friend, you must be born again, before you tell another soul they’re ok just like they are. Don’t pretend to be an authority on The Way, when you clearly have no clue.

  5. Earl

    Five minutes wasted. Oh well.

  6. Steve the Searcher

    Forrest, think about who taught you what you wrote here. Don’t you realize there’s a fair chance that it’s wrong? We all have different world-views and it’s impossible to tell who is right and who is wrong. We’re all entitled to our beliefs even if they don’t agree with yours.

    • Dan

      Exactly!

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