Stephen Matthew - Church Speaker, Coach, Consultant

The Truth About Christianity

‘Christianity just does not work!’ announced one of my fellow Theology students. He went on at length to basically say that in his experience, ‘Christianity does not do what it says on the tin’. It ‘over promises and under delivers’ was his final conclusion.

As eager, young Theology students we debated it long and hard, each of us trying to counter his faulty logic with some bemusement. I mean, he was just wrong … wasn’t he?

That was nearly 40 years ago, and as a pastor and leader I have bumped into that same attitude many times over. And I think I now understand why people sometimes reach that conclusion: they have tried something called Christianity, which is not actually Christianity! It was not the real thing. So inevitably it did not ‘work’; it did not give them all they expected it to.

Authentic Christianity does do what it ‘says on the tin’. I am absolutely convinced of it. And in this message, given as part of a series called ‘Truth on Trial’, I explain why. There are some non-negotiable features within Christianity, which make it the authentic life-changing and potentially world-changing relationship with God it is. And if these things are not present, what you are dealing with is not Christianity … even if it calls itself so.



Stephen Matthew is a gifted Bible teacher, author and committed church-builder with over 35 years of experience in Christian ministry.