The Christian society has a split religious identity disorder known as Jesusphrania. It began as one being and split into various “emotions.” These emotions created different personalities of the Christian faith. These personalities then began to bicker and disagree. Some committed suicide, others became depressed, and some became stronger. As history continued these various identities began to become strong and eventually became beings of their own (mostly) Christian identity. In the present day these various “beings” have to face the idea that to continue existing in the modern world they need to start existing in a harmonic manner with the Religious personalities they separated themselves from. If this does not occur then the Christian faith will fail to exist. To do this Christianity needs to require its leaders to act as they preach, to have its churches convert in a non-converting manner, and to create opportunities to interact with other religious entities. Without these three changes, Christianity will become something that God did not intend for it to be.
Gandhi stated the following about Christianity, “I like your Christ, but I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” The Bible warns against this type of behavior. In St. Mathew Chapter 23 Jesus warns the leaders of his church that the act of Hypocrisy will have an effect upon those they teach. Jesus says that this type of behavior will cause his followers to reject the very teachings of those who he will send to teach the people (aka, prophets), and in some cases even kill those who he sends. The hypocritical behaviors that Jesus mentions not only ruin the hearts of his followers, but also the reputation of his church.
The Christian churches reputation is known worldwide as an entity which seeks to convert every human that it comes into contact with. This act of conversion is no longer what it was meant to be. Jesus’s entire criticism of his church’s leaders in Mathew 23 was centered around the idea that it is the example of these leaders which shapes Christianity. These leaders literally have the Christ given ability to make the Church either fail or succeed. Without the positive examples of these leaders Christianity will fail to become what it has the potential to become.
The main issue of this hypocrisy is the act of conversion. Christian conversion is currently not what it is meant to be. Jesus and his disciples traveled from village to village, with their follower, while teaching and acting in a very Christian manner. They would serve, give a heartwarming speech and go to the next village. They would not seek out people, but give them the option of gaining help through the service offered and by having the option to listen to a teaching(s) of Christ. This type of proselytizing is no longer available. Instead, individuals go door to door with one tool, fear. Christianity has resulted to the tool of Satan in converting its followers. This tool and its effect on the Christian church is shown very bluntly in “Book of Mormon.” 2nd Nephi 22:23 states,
“For the time speedily shall come that all churches which are built up to get gain, and all those who are built up to get power over the flesh, and those who are built up to become popular in the eyes of the world, and those who seek the lusts of the flesh and the things of the world, and to do all manner of iniquity; yea, in fine, all those who belong to the kingdom of the devil are they who need fear, and tremble, and quake; they are those who must be brought low in the dust; they are those who must be consumed as stubble…”
This scripture states that those churches who use the tools of Satan to grow will fail. This type of behavior is what the Christian church is seen as today. Its followers may be blind to the way Christianity is presented to the world, but the world is not blind to these behaviors. If the behaviors of “Satan” continue within the Christian church the church will simply fail to exist.
Once these behaviors begin to become less prevalent the Christian religions will need to start reaching out to other religions and offer their hand in marriage. This type of unity and understanding between all faiths is essential in Christianity’s existence. Without this unity the Christian world will chase away current members and those who may convert to Christianity. This act of unifying with other religions will open the doors of interreligious dialogue and other factors which will give back the respect Christianity once had. This will then allow Christianity to continue existing in the modern world.
Christianity needs to re-become the example it was, it can no longer exist on lies and false personas. These “tools” have created what can be seen as the downfall of Christianity, and if these hypocritical actions do not become extinct then the Christian church itself will disappear as a major world religion. Christ did not intend for his church to fail. This occurrence can only be stopped if its leaders teach the followers how to be Christian through not only Christ’s teachings but through their actions.