It is most interesting to note how people regard themselves as “Christian” when in fact the likelihood of them knowing what a Christian is or does is minimal! For instance, note the following statement, “The Barna Research Group [a Christian organization] shows that millions of Americans do not attend church, and that a large majority of those who stay home on Sunday consider themselves to be Christian.”
For the many who call themselves “Christian,” they have little to no understanding on what Scripture teaches and how serious the Lord is on the topic. Consider some important phrases from Ephesians 5:23-27.
• Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior.
• The church submits to Christ,
• Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
These phrases from the passage are pertinent to a correct understanding of the topic. Those who relegate the Lord’s church to something unimportant will get their opportunity to stand before Him in Judgment and explain why they dismissed His word, but it will not help!