Double Agent

Double agent is a counterintelligence term for someone who pretends to spy on a target organization on behalf of a controlling organization, but in fact is loyal to the target organization. Double agents may be agents of the target organization who infiltrate the controlling organization, or may be previously loyal agents of the controlling organization who have been captured and turned by the target; the threat of execution is the most common method of turning a captured agent into a double agent.” – Wikipedia.org

I often wonder just how many “Christians” would be considered a double agent.  I’ve grown up in church my whole life.  I’ve seen “Christians” come to church, put on their mask, leave, and take their mask off outside the doors of the church.  I personally consider these “Christians” a double agent Christian because they are NOT loyal to Jesus Christ!  If these “Christians” were ever captured and given the choice of life by denial of Christ or death by upholding His name, they would most certainly choose life by denial of Christ!

I pray that we are not double agent Christians!  I pray that we are the type of Christians that are honest about our lives, our struggles, and our problems.  As a church, we are family!  Family should be people that you depend on to give you honest advice, lift you up, and encourage you.  Earlier I mentioned that I have grown up in church my whole life and I’ve watched the way “Christians” in the church have lived their lives.  Well, God has given me the privilage to be a part of this church plant at The Grove Church.  God’s vision for this church is for us to reach the unchurched – the lost!  All praise to God, that is exactly what we have been doing!  Through this, I’ve seen people with problems come to know Christ!  Although they have come to know Christ, they still have problems in their lives just as we all do.  The only difference between these new believers and the “Christians” I watched in church my whole life is the simple fact that these new believers are not double agent Christians!  These new believers would uphold the name of Christ if put in a situation which they must decide.  I have witnessed people come into this church, give their life to Christ, take off their mask, acknowledge their struggles, leave the church with encouragement, tell others about Christ throughout the week, and come back to church the next week to find more encouragement and hope!  This is how we should live our life!  Christianity is about living your life for Christ EVERY DAY and not just Sundays!  I pray that we are not double agent Christians!  Live your life for Christ each and every day!

Britt

Britt Johnston - Student and Missions Pastor Graduated from William Carey in '04. Attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary for Grad School from 2004-2007. Married Michaela on April 14, 2007.

2 Comments On “Double Agent”

  1. You are probably a double agent in the app war you have with Will since your wife has an iphone! 😉 But seriously, I am amazed how how genuine the people at The Grove Church are. We will have to work to maintain that. Our church is going to grow because people are going to see how real Christians live in their everyday life.

  2. Spot on, Britt! I agree with Justin. My wife and I used to loathe the thought of getting up on Sundays to visit a church. Now, we can hardly wait to fellowship with sincere Christian brethren, and be involved in different aspects of service and worship. This is what our world needs. Deeply-rooted, muscular Christianity, reflected in the love of Christ shown through His followers.

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