Cultural Christianity | podcast


In this episode we discuss the misconception between cultural Christianity and biblical Christianity. Is cultural Christianity shortcoming of what true faith expects? is it compromised? We share what the true faith looks like and what the misleading counterfeit sells.

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The Western world is generally considered Christian, though not everyone in it is Christian. Even of those who claim to be so are not true believers of Jesus Christ, they only use the term  as an identification of the cultural principles they adopt. For instance scientist and atheist Richard Dawkins refers to himself as a “cultural Christian” because he admires some of the ceremonial and philanthropic aspects of Christianity, though Dawkins is not a true born again believer; he simply sees “Christianity” as a label to use.

Some churches believe that by culturalizing Christianity we can assimilate the community into faith by teaching the buzzwords, attitude, mannerism, and expectations of Christianity without an actual “conversion” (which is of God). They feel if people have enough of the idea, they will assimilate, and perhaps God can even work with them to carry out the rest. Generally that only results in a surface belief without conversion.

When we consider true faith, it transcends culture. It is relationship with Jesus Christ. Anyone can be a cultural Christian. One belief is biblical, the other worldly and compromising to the whims of the world.

Even though true Christians are in the world and occupy it as do others, Christians do not make this world their primary focus. They are more dedicated to their eternal state and the promise of the eternal life after their presence here is complete.

[Rom 12:1-2 KJV] 1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

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