How did you become the fellow believer like you are now? Did you open a dusty Bible that sat on your bed for ages? Did you pray some lucid prayer at some Bible Camp? Whatever way you chose, was it the right way? You look at other Christians like you and notice one thing that bothers you: Free Will. They chose to be a Christian. Rising above the rest they accepted Christ because either someone preached some feel-good sermon or someone prayed the sinner’s prayer. But do you honestly believe that you, a depraved human being, have the power to save yourself from fire and eternal death? A simple believer who stated they believed that God is sovereign, cannot stand on stage and preach heresy to his flock saying that we have the power to save ourselves. You shake your head in utter shame as more and more people become Christians but lack the fruit there of. A simple man or woman cannot save someone just by pounding the Bible in their faces. That’s God’s choice whether He has plans to save them or not; not us. We have no power, no jurisdiction to be saving depraved humans. It must come from the heart and from God first and for most.
Mere humans do not have that power. We’re only called to be witnesses, not saviors. The whole reason Jesus died for you was to save those whom first believed not everyone. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16. God had already predestined those who were going to believe in Him from the beginning of time; so how can you say we have the power and God doesn’t? You as a believer cannot stand before a group of baby Christians that we have the power to save those just like God can. Then that is just heresy. No one in the church congregation needs to hear that coming from your mouth. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23. Last time you checked, men and woman are all sinners as well; they’re not holy-devoted people. You don’t have the power to save or choice to become a believer.
So, when you hear people believing that God is not sovereign and He isn’t omnipotent or omnipresent, how can you look at that person and say they’re a Christian? If you stand before a church and speak about Free Will and that if you this list of things God will be proud of you, how are you, a Christian for this many years, are even a Christian? You do not have the power, only God has. No one else is higher than God. Sects of Christianity, we need to get in our heads that Free Will does not do anything. Stop thinking that depraved humans can save people, you’re only believing in what a simple man has taught you and not what it says in the Scriptures. “For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.” Romans 8:29. Are you going to argue with God’s Word on this Free Will garbage? Huh, are you?
I’ve come to realize that the Christians these days have been put in labels and I hate that. In the recent years, young people have become one of those labels ‘Hipster Christian’; this label goes a long ways. From mini concerts during a service, skin tight jeans, beanies etc the list goes on. The one thing out of that label of Christianity is probably the music choice and the way they worship Christ. Bethel Music, Hillsong and Young & Free are part of the Hipster Christian movement. Let’s note something here, all of these artists slash bands are cults. They don’t truly worship God nor do they focus on Christ with their music. All they do is pay their main focus on their pastor and what he tells them to do. How is that godly? I can tell you one thing, it sure isn’t in my book nor in God’s. The whole Hipster Christianity thing shouldn’t really be a thing to be honest; you can still be cool without dressing in skinny jeans, flannel and abandoning the bible while preaching to young people. My question is what is the point of being a hipster christian? How does going to a church, whether dressed in high end threads, tattoos all over your body and listen to a preacher who never opens his bible?
Let’s get one thing straight right now. I’m a ‘normal’ christian. I may dress in a all dark colors, but I don’t invoke myself with music that doesn’t fully praise God for who he truly is. But Sam, the stuff you listen to isn’t spirit filled enough? Well, the music I listen to like: Lauren Diagle, for King and Country, Veridia, and Britt Nicole are very much spirit filled. I also do not sit under a pastor who never opens his Bible to preach to his flock. My pastor is the most humbled person I know and he brings what God speaks through to the members of the church congregation. A normal christian doesn’t easily believe heresy, and take it a gospel from whoever decides to spew it from their mouth. Where is the scripture to back that up? If you make a spiritual and biblical rant there has to scripture to back whet your ranting about. So how is that a normal christian? It’s not. A normal christian studies his or her Bible and knows what it says and can defend their faith without hesitation. I, personally have seen Hipster Christians use the Bible out of context many times, and use it for some tattoo on their bodies or something to back up their garage band that they have. But the question I have is: where is the fruit?
Whether it is Normal Christians or Hipster Christians, both labels have different aspects on their own religion. One uses fancy coffee bars and pastors who preach feel good messages, while the other allows you to come to the church even if you are struggle with something. I would rather sit in a church where a pastor knows what he’s saying and the music is doctrinal and not spewing out feel good garbage, than sitting in a church where everyone just stepped out of a Pac Sun store and a Ink Shop. Being normal and a christian is probably the best option you could ever have; you shouldn’t cram other things inside that label as you grow stronger with Christ. All that does is confuse you and the others around you; do you really want that? To be a confusing Christian? In this day in age we call that a Lukewarm Christian. So it’s up to you: Hipster Christian or Normal Christian. Both are still sects of Christianity, but only one way leads you down the road to heresy.