For the few who are keeping up, you now have all the evidence required to prove traditional institutional Christianity in America has become largely willingly ineffective in the current spiritual war.


This is the price of compromise, of holding on to cherished notions that what worked yesterday can still work today. It can’t. Yesterday is gone forever. Those who know what real spiritual war is know this is true. Those who have fought valiantly with their entire being know it was the only means to victory but also that victory is not necessarily guaranteed. The days of playing church as a means of overcoming a determined enemy out to destroy them only worked in the minds of the deceived. As always, it was the largely hidden frontline spiritual soldiers keeping things as intact as possible while the majority looked the other way, not comprehending spiritual reality and not willing to be bothered with the Lord’s call to spiritual arms.

Such real believers continue to take the Words of the Lord very seriously. They don’t pick and choose from His curriculum what they will believe and act upon. These are real disciples who understand that His full teachings have never been a mere suggestion or some quaint repository from which to draw to maintain the mere semblance of duty. They give it everything they have as the Lord requires.

Compromised Christians are people who simply don’t get it or won’t. They do not understand or care that, according to the Lord’s teachings, the only way to win spiritual victories is through a 100% commitment. Maintaining the spiritual high ground works only through the same process. The Lord did not teach full commitment as only a last stand gesture to be utilized as a last resort when the enemy comes in like a flood, but as the only means of ongoing victory through its consistent daily application. Why? Because the enemy never takes a day off. Slackers and rebels thus side with the enemy through their inaction and refusal to obey the Lord.

We should now know the majority of Christians were playing church all along because of what has now transpired in America. Whatever they were doing did not prevent it. We should now know it is still doing it even in the face of the current dire circumstances. I have been arguing for decades against the wrongheaded notion of restricting ministry to official church tradition as usual for several reasons, but primarily because it stands as a stubborn opposing force to the actual powerfully effective means the Lord taught and practiced. We currently have insistent traditional Christians still insisting on traditional Christian means even though they are no longer practicing traditional Christian means because they have been ordered to cease practicing their traditional Christian means by their traditional Christian leaders who have succumbed to secular mini-tyrants.

Remember, in times of peace and prosperity many never notice or care about real Christianity. But when peace and prosperity goes south in part due to Christians not honoring their commitment to the Lord they start paying more attention. A few get the message. A few get the big idea. A few repent. A few rededicate themselves to God. A few rise to the occasion. A few stand up for the Lord Jesus. Those who do make all the difference. Remember Gideon’s 300.

“He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters.” [Matthew 12:30][1]

© 2020 by R.J. Dawson. All Rights Reserved.

[1] Unless otherwise noted all Scriptures are taken from the New American Standard Bible, © 1960, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. 


Posted on August 29, 2020, in Real Christianity and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. yes and amen! thank you RJ! God bless you richly, and supply all your needs through the riches of the glory of Christ Jesus!


  2. Absolutely spot on. It is true here in Australia also


  3. Reblogged this on New Life Narrabri and commented:
    A great post this morning in Real Christianity


  4. “traditional institutional Christianity” are merely pimping Jesus. Billion $ book and music sales and little to show for it except branding ministries to keep their followers. Look to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.


    • Thank you Tanya. Blessings to you.

      Let love of the brethren continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it. Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body. Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge. Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,” so that we confidently say, “The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What will man do to me?” Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. [Hebrews 13:1-8]

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  5. We have become somnolent in our comfortable churches, under comfortable preaching. We need fire in the pulpit, fire in our pews, fire in our hearts. Without it, we will continue to just be sheeple.


    • You got that right. It’s certainly happening in places but Christians everywhere need to get lit up and get with the program. We need the Book of Acts on a national scale. Thank you for your witness, Linda.

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  6. It is so much easier for people to stand back and hope those who claim cristianity will fight for them and make a difference as they sit idly by. The true sheep of God know the voice of their shepherd and understand satan is as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. The churches today are in name only and are sadly bearing the name of another Jesus……Not Christ the Lord. We must stand strong in the spiritual church our Lord said we are as His temple (1 Corinthians 3:16,17). The true church Christ is the cornerstone of but is rejected of men.(1 Peter 2:4-10). Be Blessed in Him.


    • Thank you Julia. The apostle Paul said it well in the following, with the emphasis on verse 23:

      21 And although you were previously alienated and hostile in attitude, engaged in evil deeds, 22 yet He has now reconciled you in His body of flesh through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach— 23 if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a minister. [Colossians 1:21-23]

      Blessings to you.

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  7. RJ I have just reposted this to my website,and I want to make sure I did the credits right. Please let me know if it is. Be Blessed.

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    • Thanks Julia. I would prefer the standard reblog format in which a brief introduction from the beginning of my article (a paragraph or so) appears on your site followed with a link to mine with attribution to my site title, Real Christianity, and my name. This way your readers know I am not writing for you or your site and are directed to mine. Sometimes readers will reblog my articles but never give any attribution, so I appreciate you asking. Blessings to you and thanks again.

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  8. Thank you RJ I redid it. Such a good article………Blessings.

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