My favourite law enforcer and (yes) street evangelist has a very interesting post on a common finding these days -Christian nomadism….(I love sign number 7)
Nomadism is a growing problem within the Body of Christ and has infected the biblical evangelism community. Nomadism is a serious problem among not only young and immature believers, but also older more mature believers, and as well as some who are well-known in the biblical evangelism community.
The following list of symptoms is in no way whatsoever intended to be a tongue-in-cheek or flippant offering. Nothing about this subject is a laughing matter. The list first appeared on Twitter and some have asked me to compile the list in the form of a blog article. So, here it is.
Symptom 01: You claim to need no teachers to help you understand the Bible.
Symptom 02: You misinterpret Old Testament prophesies about Israel’s harlotry and apply them to all structured Christian churches.
Symptom 03: You believe God has called or gifted you to separate the tares from the wheat, contrary to Jesus’ own words (Matt 13:28-29).
Symptom 04: You make claims like, “I love the Body but I hate the Church” to justify separating from what you claim to love.
Symptom 05: If asked by a Christian where you go to church, you get defensive and make a speech about bad churches.
Symptom 06: You piously assert you answer to no one but God, ignoring what Bible says regarding submitting to godly church leadership.
Symptom 07: You are a Pelagian.
Symptom 08: You believe you have reached the point of completed sanctification, and you’re proud to let others know it.
Symptom 09: You fervently study Scripture, but you do it like the Pharisees of old (John 5:39).
Symptom 10: You are part of a group where the leader decided himself that he met the biblical qualifications for leadership.
Symptom 11: You add obedience to Christ and a militant form of KJV-onlyism to your soteriology
Symptom 12: You speak little of the cross and you deny the imputed righteousness of Christ.
Symptom 13: You’ve read the other 12 symptoms; you know some apply to you; your not in a church; and you really don’t care.
Excerpt from 13 Symptoms of Christian Nomadism [HT On The Box]