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The Top Seven Reasons People Don't Want to Become Christian Believers and Practical Ways to Maximize the Christian Church


Loved one in Christ Jesus, I believe you are growing in the strength of the Lord. I have observed that the Christian church is declining despite the efforts of some Christian churches and leaders. If you read my previous article, you would observe that I gave the percentages of various religions.

The truth is Christianity is not a religion of man. Christianity began when God started creation (Meditate on John 17:1-26, Proverbs 8:22-31, Genesis 1:26). Christ Jesus came to the earth to exhibit Christianity. Christianity discovers the meaning of life and the reason behind creation.

For now, I will categorize Christianity as a religion because that is how the world defines Christianity. I will also categorize Christianity as a religion for now because of the truths I want to share with you in this article.

Diagram of various religions and their percentage



Researchers record that Islam is one of the fastest-growing religions in the world. The truth is, many Christians do not know why Christianity is not growing. Most Christians do not know why the unbelievers don't want to join the church.

In this article, I will share my observations and provide you with some biblical truths about why unbelievers don't want to join the Christian church or why Christianity is declining.


1. Because the love of Christ Jesus is absent in the church.

I strongly believe Christianity is declining, or one reason people don't want to join the Christian church is that the love of Christ Jesus is lost in the church. Every normal human being desires love because it is the nature of humankind.

Today, most Christian believers do not express the unconditional love of Christ Jesus in our churches. Because of this bad attitude in various churches, the unbelievers reject Christianity. In some churches, hatred, jealousy, competition, mockery, and corruption rules.

How do we expect the church to grow and attract unbelievers if the unconditional love of Christ Jesus absent? In some churches, they only recognize rich people. If you are a poor person, nobody has time to interact with you because they see no value in you.

Before the church board gives you a leadership position, they check your financial strength and status in life. You can be the most prayerful and anointed person; if you don't have money, church leaders will ignore you.

Such behaviour does not portray the love of Christ Jesus. Jesus Christ chose the literate, illiterate, poor, and rich as His disciples. It is time Christians repents from this evil and portray the love of Christ Jesus in the church.

If the church fails to help the poor, they will leave. Many people don't want to attend church because they don't have offerings and tithes. Christ Jesus came for the poor and rich. If we want the church to grow, let us repent from this evil habit and show the love of Christ Jesus because God created everybody in His image and likeness, not “some people.” (Meditate on Genesis 1:26).

The love of Christ Jesus is unconditional; it does not show partiality. Christ Jesus death has opened the door for the poor, rich, literate, and illiterate to access the throne room of God. Under the old covenant, no one could access the holy of holies chambers except the High Priest.

Today, anyone can access the holy of holies chambers because of Christ Jesus blood. Everyone is important in God's sight. Let us stop the ungodly segmentations and racism in the church and walk in the love of Christ Jesus because, in Heaven, there is no American, African, Asian, rich, poor, illiterate, and literate.

It is those washed by the blood of Christ Jesus and those whose names are recorded in the Lamb’s book of life that lives in the Celestial City. Jesus Christ declared that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life (See John 3:16).

The word whosoever connotes the rich, poor, weak, strong, sick, fair, dark, and strong. Christ Jesus expects the church to express love towards everyone irrespective of their background. I know some people will think you are cheap, inferior or poor when you respect or honour the poor and wealthy.

Don’t allow the ignorance, attitudes, and opinions of some people to change your godly character towards strangers. Express the love of Christ in church, workplace, and wherever you find yourself.

Without the unconditional love of Christ, the church will not grow, and the unbelievers will not join the Christian church if we fail to express the agape. In some Christian churches, they don’t receive new members with love.

Because of this bad habit, the new members ignore the church after the first service. Child of God, if you know how Christ Jesus values souls, you will note joke with souls that attend church. You can read my book, A Soul is a Soul, for more wisdom keys.

I have realized about the unbelievers that they need the love of Christ Jesus (follow up, prayer, and care). The enemy has deceived unbelievers with fake conditional love, erotic love, and corrupt love. You can read my article types of love for more profound revelation.

The unbelievers need the love of Christ to make them stay in the church (Meditate on John 21:15-17). The first-century Christian believers never lacked because they supported each other (See Acts 4:31-37).

The love of Christ Jesus was active in the church. The church increased, and the unbelievers join them because they saw unconditional love within the Christian believers. It is time we (Christian believers) exhibit the love of Christ in action, not in words. True love gives. This is how Apostle Paul defines love.  


If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but I do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 

And if I have prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so that I can remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 

If I give away everything I own, and if I give over my body in order to boast, but do not have love, I receive no benefit.

Love is patient, love is kind, it is not envious. Love does not brag, it is not puffed up. 

It is not rude, it is not self-serving, it is not easily angered or resentful. 

It is not glad about injustice, but rejoices in the truth. 

It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never ends. But if there are prophecies, they will be set aside; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be set aside.

1 Corinthians 13:1-8 (Net Bible)


Meditate on these words:

...God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5:8 KJV


2. Because many Christian believers are hypocrites.

People don't want to join the Christian church because of the extreme hypocrisy some Christian believer’s portray. The Holy Scriptures declares that if the blind leads the blind, they will fall into the pit (See Luke 6:39).

Some head pastors are too wicked to the extent they abuse the associate pastors and exploit church members. If the church leader’s lives outside the domain of Christ Jesus, how do we expect the church members and unbelievers to participate in the faith?

Christ Jesus always rebuked the hypocrite religious people when He walked on earth as a man because these leaders were pretenders. Some Christian believers are weak in the faith, so they depend on the faith of the spiritual leaders.

If the church leaders embezzle the church's funds, how do we expect the church members (weak babies) to stay and help build the church? Today, many church leaders connive with corrupt leaders to abuse the economy.

Instead of these Christian leaders correcting these corrupt leaders, they join them in their wickedness and abuse the citizens. John the Baptist was a man called and anointed of God. In his ministry, he rebuked the corrupt leaders.

Some leaders became his enemy because he disagreed with their corrupt system. If you are a church leader and your life does not conform to the life of Christ Jesus, people will question your leadership.

Apostle Paul said; follow me as I follow Christ. We cannot follow leaders that do not walk in the footsteps of Christ Jesus because they lack the unquenchable light and moral integrity to lead. Christian believers follow leaders who imitate the life of Christ Jesus.

If church leaders are running after temporal things such as money, cars, buildings, how can the church grow in the ways of God?  If church leaders are abusing associate pastors and exploiting church members, how can church members help grow the church?

How do we expect the unbelievers to join the church if the leaders and church systems are corrupt? Christian leaders must repent for a turnaround.

Meditate on this Word:

Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

1 Corinthians 11:1 KJV


3. Because many Christian believers are poor.

The unbelievers don't want to join the Christian church because most Christian believers live in abject poverty. Most Christian leaders oppose the teachings of prosperity because of the abuse some corrupt “Christian leaders” exhibit in some churches.

Prosperity is not evil because it is biblical. Apostle John, one of the closest disciples of Christ Jesus, emphasized in his letters that the believers should live in prosperity.


Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth

3 John 1:2 KJV

We don’t limit prosperity to only money. In my book, How to Pursue a Purposeful life Without money, I have enumerated the types of prosperity and poverty. You can freely read that book on Amazon kindle unlimited for more profound revelation.

A Christian can be successful in his work, business, family, and education and serve God in Spirit and truth. God wants His children to be successful as their soul prospers. This means prosperity or success without the advancement and salvation of the soul is destruction.

If you are successful in life and your Christian life is unstable, that prosperity is questionable. Know these truths.

  • Some people become prosperous by bribery and corruption.
  • Some people kill to become prosperous.
  • Some people destroy others to become prosperous.
  • Some people steal to become prosperous.
  • Some people covenant with evil spirits to become prosperous.

Christianity is not a family of poverty. We are supposed to walk in abundance. Apostle Paul wrote to the church in Corinth that Christians must live in abundance.


For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

2 Corinthians 8:9 KJV

Christ Jesus became poor so that we (Christian believers) can be rich. Christian leaders must teach the church biblical and practical ways to become successful in life because prosperity attracts people into the church.

How do we expect the unbelievers to join the church if Christian believers are poor? We need quality buildings, durable sound systems, resourceful organizations, extensive lands, and advanced technological systems to attract the unbelievers into the church.

We can build these systems if the church is rich in assets and full of prosperous people. One reason people love to be in the world is because of money. Money is not evil. It is the love of money that makes people evil (See 1 Timothy 6:10).

We must teach Christian believers the importance of money, godly business to pursue, how money works, what the bible says about money, and how Christian believers can become rich in the ways of God.

When the church becomes prosperous, we can use those funds to advance the gospel. When the church advances, the unbelievers will join.


4. Because many Christian believers lack spiritual power and authority.

People don't want to join the church because the spiritual power in the church is weak. Most Christian churches do not emphasize fasting, prayers, and spiritual warfare. Because of this spiritual weakness, the forces of darkness issue curses on the church.

We must understand that it takes consistent prayers and fasting to dominate the forces of darkness and enemies of the church (Meditate on Ephesians 6:10-18). The devil knows the church is the only kingdom on earth to set the unbelievers free from curses, deception, oppression, and darkness.

Without consistent fasting and prayers, the forces of darkness will manipulate the unbelievers to run from the churches. Instead of the unbelievers joining the church, the devil will use them to fight the church. In my book, Should We Fight? I have enumerated the top twenty-two reasons Christian believers must engage in spiritual warfare.

Without the manifestation of the supernatural power of God, the unbelievers will not join the church. One reason Jesus could attract a large crowd was that He performed several miracles (See John 2:23, John 6:2, John 6:14).

If we want the church to increase and attract the unbelievers, we must manifest the gifts and anointing of the Holy Spirit. If you want the church members to trust the call of God upon your life and stay in the church, manifest the miracles and anointing of the Holy Spirit.

People are living chains (sickness, pain, fear, depression, and oppression). Without the power and anointing of the Holy Spirit, we cannot deliver them. If Christian believers can sacrifice themselves through fasting and prayers, the Holy Spirit will release His power in the church.

When the church operates in divine power, anointing, and miracles of the Holy Spirit, the unbelievers will join the church.


5. Because Christian believers are not united.

One reason the church is not advancing is that church leaders are fighting each other. It is a weapon of the enemy. The enemy uses the strategy of divide and conquer. When Christians fight each other, it brings disunity.

When this happens, the enemy breaks in to destroy. It is time Christian believers stop attacking each other and become a family. This does not mean we should tolerate corrupt practices and ignore corrupt leaders. Ignoring such leaders and practices will tarnish the image of Christianity.

In love, we must correct the leaders who make an error. We must apply wisdom when correcting leaders in the vineyard and walk in unity. When the church walks in unity, there will be growth. If the churches walk in unity, the unbelievers will join the church.

It doesn’t matter the denomination you belong to. In Heaven, we don't have Pentecostal churches, Presbyterian churches, Methodist churches, Charismatic churches, Orthodox churches, Protestant Churches, Adventists churches, or any other denomination. We are one Christ Jesus.

Meditate on these Words:

For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:

So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

Romans 12:4-5 KJV


6. Because of inadequate evangelism and follow-up.

The church is not growing because Christian believers have ignored the last command of Jesus Christ. Evangelism is one of the pillars of Christianity. Without consistent evangelism, intercession on new coverts, and follow-up, the church declines.

Christ Jesus knew evangelism was one of the pillars of church growth, so He commanded His disciples to win souls into the kingdom. When I started my first and second church, I got my helpers and members through evangelism and prayer.

Through evangelism, we gathered souls for prayer meetings and Sunday services. Although I have close the churches I set up, I still embark on evangelism in schools and public centres. I have never seen a church with numerous numbers that ignore evangelism.

If we want the church to advance, we must embark on the great commission. Over three thousand people joined the church because Apostle Peter preached the good news (See Acts 2:1-41).

In Acts chapter four, over five thousand people joined the church under the ministration (evangelism) of the Apostles. If we want the unbelievers to join the church, we must embark on radical evangelism. If the church trains and send dedicated Christian missionaries to different countries, the unbelievers will join the church.

You can read this powerful book by Dag Heward Mills titled Anagkazo  for more wisdom keys.

 Meditate on this Word:

Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.

And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept.

And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not.

After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country.

And they went and told it unto the residue: neither believed they them.

Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.

And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

Matthew 16:9-20 KJV


7. We have few Christian Apologists to defend the Christian church against false people who oppose the Christian faith and misinterpret the Holy Scriptures.

One reason the Christian church is not advancing is that we have inadequate Christian Apologists. Christian believers must understand that it takes people who have studied theology, science, anthropology, various religions, and other important subjects to uplift the banner of Christianity and destabilize false religious groups.

I strongly believe the unbelievers don't want to join the church because we don't have many intelligent and anointed Christian Apologists to defend the Christian faith. There are a whole lot of religions claiming to be the way of life.

Some religious groups condemn the Christian faith with their false facts, studies and religion. Because the church lacks born-again Bible Scholars and Christian Apologists, the church becomes vulnerable to attackers.

If the Christian colleges train more Christian Apologists and Bible Scholars, we can defend our faith. False religious groups are misinterpreting the Holy Scriptures because we have few born again Bible Scholars and Christian Apologists.

If the church trains enough Christian Apologists and Bible Scholars, we can break the deception of these false religious groups misinterpreting the Holy Scriptures and deceiving the ignorant Christians and unbelievers. When this happens, many people will join the church.

Meditate on this Word:

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

2 Timothy 2:15 KJV

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