Top 10 Things That Christians Do That Make Me Nauseous

Posted on June 23, 2008. Filed under: Rants & Raves | Tags: , , , , |

Nauseous1.  Hang out with Christians all the time.  Then, when they do hang out with non-christians, they have a clear agenda.

2.  Quote Scripture out of context to promote personal goals.  For example, Phil. 4:13.  That does NOT mean that you can fly because Christ strengthens you.  Try it.  Ok, don’t try it.  Just throw an egg out of your window and watch gravity win.  Oh, and it won’t help you win a football game either.

3.  Force discipleship.  You cannot artificially put two people together and expect one to disciple the other.  Discipleship takes place in the context of relationships and living your life with others.

4.  Believe everything they read, because ‘it’s on the Christian best seller list.’  Example: The Left Behind series.

5.  Disrespect others.  Not once do you see Jesus disrespecting anyone even when he disagreed with them.

6.  Migrate to the extremes.  No, I don’t have to be a Republican to be a Christian.  And yes, truth does exist in other religions.  They live in God’s world too, so they can’t escape Truth.  Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.  (I’m not saying other religions are correct, but within each religion there is some sort of truth that we can respect and use as a catalyst for conversation.)

7.  Display a lack of authenticity.  Everyone can smell this a mile away.  Just be yourself.  If your hacked off, it’s alright to show your emotion.

8.  Hold others to their convictions.  There are certain areas that are gray.  In these areas, let your conscience hold you accountable, but don’t hold others accountable to your conscience.  You then sit in the judgment seat.  Beware.

9.  Major in the minors and Minor in the majors.

10.  Accept things as truth because they are traditions.  Is the way we do ‘church’ really how it is supposed to be?  What happened to understanding the ‘church’ as God’s covenant people?  Going to ‘church’ was a foreign concept in Biblical times.  It would be like calling your mother an assembly hall.  

These are in no particular order, but I needed to get them off my chest.  Do you have any you’d like to add?

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