“10 Mistakes People Make with Christianity” 1/31/2016 by Pastor Mike Campagna

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Written by Pastor Mike Campagna @ http://www.aheartforgod.org

Original post @  http://www.aheartforgod.org/2016/01/29/10-mistakes-people-make-with-christianity-plus-1-bonus/

 

10 Mistakes People Make with Christianity (plus 1 bonus)

Christ ResurrectedLightning fast read meant to make you think…

10 Mistakes People Make with Christianity (plus 1 bonus):

1. Think it’s a religion (a list of do’s and don’ts / duties versus a relationship with God).

2. Follow other people’s ideas of Christianity (e.g. Catholic Popes, Catholicism) rather than the Bible’s instructions.

3. Don’t grasp the entry point to Christianity (through belief in Jesus Christ alone). (John 3:16; Romans 10:9)

4. Think that it is through doing good deeds (e.g. being nice, not hurting anyone) that a person becomes a Christian in the first place (then why did Jesus have to die on the cross?). (Ephesians 2:8-9)

5. Think Christianity advocates socialism when it doesn’t (socialism is stealing wealth to redistribute it to others). (Acts 4:32, 34-35)

6. Candy coat / water it down or combine Christianity with another religion (e.g. Chrislam) when it can not be (the single thing that separates Christianity from all other religions is the Resurrection). (2 Timothy 4:3-4)

7. See Christianity as a means of attaining great wealth / money / material possessions (e.g. prosperity Preachers). (1 Timothy 6:9-10)

8. Think that being a Christian implies no more suffering and only bliss (tell that to the martyrs). (John 16:33; Acts 7:59-60; Revelation 6:9)

9. Overlook that Christianity has been the single, greatest force for good on planet earth while at the same time it can be and is often hijacked by charlatans, hypocrites and betrayers that give it a bad name.

10. Over complicate the simplicity of the Christian message / the Gospel (see visual).

BONUS Don’t realize a potential difference between a Christ follower and a Christian.

Christ Resurrected picture above via Waiting for the Word. CC BY 2.0)

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About Pastor Mike

Pastor Mike is making the most of web technologies to encourage disciples. A self-proclaimed “twitterholic,” one twitter follower describes him as the “jogging, blogging, tweeting Pastor.” Visits to Pastor Mike’s blog (A Heart For God) number in the hundreds of thousands. His video blogs have been viewed over a half a million times.

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About Godsmanforever

I present posts about God's Word, with a personal focus on how God's grace is received through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ... Sinners must understand and obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ... See this link for more... https://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/
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