Who is an Unconscious Christian?
The Lord says:
“These people come near to me with their mouth
and honor me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from me.
Their worship of me
is based on merely human rules they have been taught. Isa 29:13
Let’s meet the unconscious Christian: you might say, Wow! I’ve never heard of anyone use the term before neither have I seen one. well, you might not be so sure about that because you most definitely have met and known one.
Have you ever come across someone who identifies as a Christian but when you take a good look at them, there’s little or no difference between them and an atheist/unbeliever? Before we delve further let’s take a peek at the definition of what “unconscious/ness” means…
Unconsciousness is a state which occurs when the ability to maintain an awareness of self and environment is lost. It involves a complete or near-complete lack of responsiveness to people and other environmental stimuli. Wikipedia
The above definition gives us a perfect understanding/meaning of what unconsciousness and who an unconscious person is… Now, we all know that a Christian is a believer in Christ Jesus; therefore, if I have to define an “unconscious Christian”, I would have to do so, like this…
An Unconscious Christian, is one who has lost the ability to maintain awareness of the new-life bought and paid for by Christ on the Cross, and it involves a complete or near complete unresponsiveness to the the Holy Ghost and the Church of Christ at large. Jesusbabe’s Definition
From the above, we can see that this is a dangerous state to be in for a Christian, it not only portends danger but it brings death fast and then the fiery words of God Almighty… “depart from me you worker of iniquity!”(Matt 7:21-23).
Being an unconscious Christian is an untenable situation, After the price Christ paid for your soul, you have no reason to be a nominal Christian because you gain nothing from being “a -Christian -in-name-only”, as you are just as much of an unbeliever as the next person.
Many of us at a time in our lives have gone to the hospital to visit the unconscious/dying (imagine the pain you felt seeing them suffer), Then you should be worried about those who are unconscious in their walk with God.
How To Identify An Unconscious Christian:
An Unconcious Christian will be
- A spiritual prostitute
- Insensitive to Spiritual Instructions
- Grieving the Holy Spirit by despising Spiritual gifts/Anointing
- A Christian in name only
- An idolater at heart
- Carefree/Careless with their spiritual state
- A Universalist in thought and Outlook
- Church Attendee without fruit
- Religious and Ritualistic in the worship of God
- Scoffing at the Cross
- Refusing to repent and turn a new leaf
- Comfortable in the sinfulness
- Works of the flesh producer instead of manifesting the fruit of the spirit