What is Christianity’s greatest weakness? Actually, many reading this probably immediately thought, “Christianity has no weakness’s because it is from God.” And you are exactly right. Christianity was planned by God and instituted by His Son, Jesus Christ. Has God has no weaknesses, Christianity has none either.
Then why does it often not seem to be accomplishing much? Why do atheists and other liberal-minded people seem to be having such an easy time destroying our religious freedom of practice and expression? It is because there is a weakness, not in Christianity, but in Christians!
Too many of those who profess to be Christians are not acting like New Testament Christians. New Testament Christians, as described in the New Testament, But God, His Son, His church, and service to Him at the very top of the list of priorities in their lives! Jesus said, So Jesus says that His followers must put God’s kingdom (church) and righteousness first – even ahead of the most basic necessities of life – food, drink and clothing! Really? Yes! He said two verses earlier, “Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things” (Matt 6:31-32).
Now, how many Christians do that? Do most not rather use the necessities of life as an excuse for not putting God’s kingdom and service first? Worse yet, do they not even put the luxuries of life ahead of God’s kingdom and services? Actually shouldn’t the question really be, “Do we not put life’s necessities, luxuries, and pleasures ahead of God’s kingdom and service?
That’s the problem. Christianity’s greatest weakness is Christians – the very ones whom the Lord entrusted with the work and message of Christianity. Christianity for many is something we do if we have time. To many it is something that “somebody ought to do.” Do you know what happens when everybody says somebody ought to do something? Nothing!
Now, be honest. Are you one of Christianity’s greatest weaknesses? Now, what are you going to do about it?