The Two Christianities

This post is from the defunct blog “Dying Church”

Dan Edelen with an important post on the difference between Externally Motivated Christians (EM) and Internally Motivated Christians (IM):

IM Christians…
…have humbly died to the externalities.
…don’t concentrate on defending external systems and institutions prone to decay.
…concentrate on the real mission of evangelism and disciple-making.
… comprehend that they are expendable for the Lord because their lives are hidden in Christ.
…work best under persecution.
…have nothing to fear because what they have cannot be taken away from them.
…are truly free.
When we examine the state of the Church in 2007, we find that EM Christianity predominates in the American Church, while IM Christianity marks most regions of the world undergoing revival…
Two Christianities: Externally-Motivated and Internally-Motivated.
Lord Jesus, make us Internally-Motivated Christians.


Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash

I'm a grateful husband, father, oupa, and pastor of Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills. I love learning, writing, and encouraging. I'm on a lifelong quest to become a humble, gracious old man.
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