Misconception No. 1 - Christians do good works to be saved or to be guaranteed a place in heaven.
Originally posted by snowflake_obsidian
This is the concept that bothers me about Christianity. You can be the most charitable person in the world, but God cares more about your worship
than your righteousness?
Know the difference and hear clearly. It is the name of Jesus that saves, not what you do righteously. Our righteousness are like rags to God.
It is not the wires which gives light to the bulb, but the battery. The wire doesn't give electricity, but the battery, which gives the energy.
Translation : It is not your righteousness which gives you life, but Jesus. Your righteousness doesn't give life, but Jesus, who gives life
Even the most generous and charitable Christian knows that what he does good doesn't save him. We don't do good works in order to be saved, we
believe in His name in order to be saved. The good work we do afterwards is the work of the Holy Spirit. There's no merit in us whatsoever. There's
nothing to brag about. There's no trophy or applause. Any good works we do is for His glory, not ours to claim.
Misconception No. 2 - All non-Christians are condemned forever.
God has already planned this out. There will be people who did not accept Jesus beforehand, but only during the Great Tribulation. During this intense
cosmic calamity where the Earth will burn like an oven, thinning atmosphere, extreme earthquakes, violent volcanic eruptions, hail fire, and etc.
there will be millions of millions of people who will finally cry out the name of Jesus to save them, for anyone who calls on the name of the Lord
will be saved. They will give glory to God, "Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne and to the Lamb."
But, only for the sake of the elect, the 144K Jews, who cried out, will this calamity be stopped, otherwise no one will be saved.
These are the Great Multitude in white robes from every nation, tribe, people and language who came out of the Great Tribulation.
Don't count yourself out dude. Atheist, Buddhist, Hindus, Taoist, cults, pagans and etc. will populate the millennium. The evidence you are searching
for will be on the Throne. Everyone will be a given a chance and new life with God.
Misconception No. 3 - Christians can never sin.
Sounds like an excuse to sin to me.
People do commonly mistaken that Christians are immune to doing things contrary to Christianity. People think Christians are all goody goody, holier
than though. I tell you the truth, we are human, we are subject to sin. We are not perfect, we are just like the rest of humanity subject to
weaknesses and temptations. We are sinners just like the rest of the people on Earth.
One thing different about us. We struggle with our sinful nature. Our conscience bothers a lot more and it torments us every time we sin. Unlike
before, everything is no holds barred, no one to be accountable for. Its tough being a Christian as it requires self control and discipline for a
" 14We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. 15I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not
do, but what I hate I do. 16And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. 17As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it
is sin living in me. 18I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature.[c] For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot
carry it out. 19For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. 20Now if I do what I do not want
to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
Misconception No. 4 - Christians are all the same.
This is why many Christians can be some of te most shrewed and mean people, yet it's ok because they praise Jesus. Sounds like a load of BS
Anyone can claim to be a Christian, that's very easy. Anyone can go to a church and sing praises to His name, that's very easy. If one just joins
this like joining a mickey mouse club, then I don't think he is serious about it. He has but a false conversion.
Bear this in mind, it is impossible for a Christian to change overnight. It takes a life time of reformation. There's no such thing as a 5 minute
Christian. You take the plunge in the pool, get baptized, and viola, a new you??? This is a misconception. It only symbolizes a new life. The old you
is still there, you only feel the euphoria, nothing else. You still have a lifetime to walk and each one God deals individually as each person is
I hope this has shed light to you.
[edit on 26-11-2007 by amitheone]