A PUPPET CHRISTIAN 

By Roy Burner - Minister of the Gospel

INTRODUCTION

A Puppet Christian is one whose actions are controlled or influenced by another.  We are living in a world that dictates the moral habits of others; with one's behavior being the direct result of such influence.  In such a setting one's strings are pulled this way or that to control one's movements to the glee of the puppeteer.  Scripture reveals that to whom you yield (or present) yourselves servants to obey, his servants (or slaves) you are to whom you obey (Romans 6:16).

There are many who have become a slave to what is contrary to God's Word.  There is much that has captured the attention of many; with little effort to rid oneself from its clutches.  Such has become an idol to many, as it has become the center of one's life. 

A PUPPET CHRISTIAN
THE LEADERSHIP

When Israel's leader, Moses, departed from God's people to go up to the Mount of God the people soon returned to their Egyptian pagan influence by preparing a golden calf to worship.  When the leadership of the church no longer ministers the wholeness of God's Word congregations are more easily influenced towards the ways of the world, rather than God's unadulterated (or pure) Word, thereby allowing others to pull the strings.

Where is the godly leadership today to encourage one to abstain from the influences that are being promoted?  Our Lord asked:  Can the blind lead the blind Shall they not both fall into the ditch?  The disciple is not above his master (or teacher): but every one that is perfect (or trained) shall be as his master (Luke 6:39-40).  Who is in leadership today; is it the world with its influence, or that of God's Word?

WHO IS AT THE HELM

In the days of Moses, during the rebellion of the people, there were those who sought to misguide God's people.  Who is at the helm today?  Does one view good moral programming or does it promote the very thing God's Word opposes?  Does one continue to listen to profanity, view immoral behavior; unable to rid one's self of its influence, thereby becoming a  Puppet Christian?

How can God bless a people, or a nation, that is not in obedience to His Word?  Moses was not allowed to enter into the Promised Land because of one act of disobedience.  God no longer blessed Israel when, by one man, sin came in the midst of the camp; but after that sin was dealt with, God's blessings begin to flow again!  Many once godly nations have allowed themselves to be ruled by puppeteers, who pulls the strings, allowing immorality to flood the land.

PARTAKING OF THE SAME

There are many ungodly issues being promoted with consumption taking place.  There are many who cannot speak out concerning certain issues; because they themselves are partaking of the same.  Scripture asks:  You that preach that a man should not steal, do you steal?  You that say a man should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery (Romans 2:21-22)?

We live in a land of plenty because this nation was conceived in God but we are now seeing ungodly influences having devastating results.  Lifestyles; before unmentionable, are now becoming acceptable.  Traditional Christianity is being replaced by a more liberal way.  Why is it that the world has become an influence to the church rather than the church to the world?  Has this not prompted many to become a Puppet Christian; to flow with the winds of change?

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