The Seasonal “Christian”

Matthew 13:20 But he who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; 21 yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles. 22 Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.

Seasonal “Christian’s” are easy to spot especially on social media. Seasonal meaning they tend to stay for the season, are excited for the word, and then when something worldly comes up, Christianity is then put away.  I have seen the type.  They use Jesus when needed, and then when all is well worldly or a drama in the world comes up, He is a passing thought.  They aren’t workers in God’s field in other words.

Seasonal Christians can also be seen as once-a-weekers.  They get the kids all dressed up on Sunday morning and then frantically kareem off to church to put their hour in. As soon as the service is over, Christianity is put a way for the rest of the week.

In other words seasonal Christians can be seen as false converts, they need the Gospel, they need conviction to come, they need God’s regenerating hand. Don’t pass on them because for a season they seemed to be a Christian, view their witness over time for actual discernment.  We can give the benefit of the doubt, no issues with this, but then discernment must come.  Time usually exposes the seasonal Christian.

Am I striking a nerve?  Well, I will say that IF you realized who Jesus Christ is and what He did on your behalf, there can be no seasonal workers for Him!  And I say this boldly. Put your useless excuses away, your rationaliations as well.  Jesus Himself exposes seasonal “Christians” in the Parable of the Sower.   And this is just as applicable today as when Jesus stated it to the disciples!

Examine yourself, are you a seasonal “Christian”…are you using Christianity as a prop in your life?  Sooner or later the jig will be up and I pray it is before Judgment Day, because you can freely be this seasonal “Christian” and fool the world, but you will not fool God.

If today you hear His voice, do not harden your heart!  Repent of your sins and believe the Gospel, put your hand to the plow and never look back!

 

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