Saturday, January 22, 2011

Chameleon Christianity

Hey yawl. Back in the house. Have to apologize again, but didn't realize that going back to school is a trip. Praising God though. Prayerfully, it will make me even better. Forgive a brother.

So, what is chameleon Christianity? You already know. A chameleon is a lizard that can switch colors and adapt to its environment. A figurative definition would be a person who is subject to quick or frequent change, especially in appearance. Check out this scenario...

In 1990, the actor Keenan Ivory Wayans created a show called “In Living Color.” His sister, Kim Wayans, had a recurring role as the gossiping Ms. Bonita Batrell. Well, this particular character portrayed precisely what we are attempting to convey about some church folk. Near the end of every skit, she would sing the praises of Ms. Jenkins. After praises would lead, wisecracks would follow. Now, how could Bonita show so much love and concern for Ms. Jenkins in one breath and in the next breath tear her apart? It is simple: Bonita never loved her to begin with. With ease, she stretched the heart in fondness for Ms. Jenkins and with just as much ease, she snapped back in contempt

Lord have this not many church folk?

Not only does the lizard change colors, it does it with so much ease. Many church folk are no different. You mean it's EASY to switch out? Not good. Sorry, my sisters, but let's look at the wig scenario....I'll get to the brothers in a minute. We see the wig fly off in two ways. Sister-gurl be shoutin' so hard - dancing and running all over the church - until the wig's about to fly off. That's the first way. But out in the foyer after church, she 'bout to remove the wig to jump into a fight with another sister. That's the second way.

From shoutin' to swingin' - WOW.

Don't laugh brothers - many of us are worse. Preacher-man sound so deep in the Scriptures while in church. But I don't hear WORD when the mood strikes. More like Marvin Gaye. You know.."when I get that feeling..." Wuzzup with that? He's a chameleon. A lizard that will change his colors to "adapt to his environment." We play games like that....YES we do. We all have some issues we're fighting with, them so-called "demons" we can't shake.

So, what is the cure to chameleon Christianity? Let us be sincere in our relationship with Christ. Time out for playing church. God is looking for soldiers and those who are willing to stand up for their Lord in ANY environment, without changes colors.


Your brother,


  1. I tend to keep on my wig while in in company of others. We all tend to do thing that are displeasing to the Lord however at the end of th day he is the only one you have to ask for forgiveness and if you are truly sorry your words, actions etc. will be forgiven. This is placing judgement on church folk which is just as unchristian like as letting you wig fly off!

  2. Good to know you keep it on in the company of others. But for you to think this is a judgment, you completely missed the point of the blog. A spade is a spade. An orange is an orange. If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it is probably a duck. This was a simple observation, that I and many others have made...not a judgment. None of us has a heaven or a hell to put anyone into.

    Furthermore, you say this is judging and unchristian, right? Well for you to tell me I am judging, that means now that YOU'RE judging me. So, now who's acting unchristian?

  3. I think people just need to be true to God's word. Find a good bible based church and attend it frequently. If you can share your talents, do so. But, it probably is in everyone's best interest to avoid getting too close to strangers in the church (because that is what they are if they aren't family or life long friends). It is best not to linger around church after the service is out. Keep your head down and take the closest exit.

  4. If people focus on why they came to church instead of who came to church, the world would be a much better place. That "In Living Color" character is a perfect example of how we are. Smile in your face and laugh about you in someone else's.

    Good post. You should copyright that term "Chameleon Christianity."

  5. Reminds me of the scripture in James 3: 11,12 Can a fountain bring forth and about the fig tree... something like that. So if we act and think the way of the world we cannot bring forth the things God would have us too. Be in the world but not OF it.

    Very good post Minister Sid

    Please keep it up
    Just a blog

  6. Majones...say on with that. I know you're right. @ brother, you know what time it is. Might have to do that copyright thing, Q. For real. Household...James is a perfect illustration. Appreciate that one.