While there are obvious things that Christians should not say, there are those that we unknowingly say without really have given thought of. Even well-meaning and sincere Christians say these words without knowing what they just said are false or not according to God words. In this blog, I will share with you 5 things Christians should stop saying.
If you are a believer in God, you should not rely on luck, but rather you need to rely on God’s help. It is true that God can let the natural forces of the universe to do its course, but He is always in complete control. Wishing good luck for a person is like attributing the good things in life to mere luck and not God’s blessing. So instead of saying, “good luck”, better say, “God bless”.
Oh my God!
This is one of the most common expressions I hear not only on TV, but also in the neighborhood. “Oh my God” and its other variations (Oh my goodness, Oh my G, OMG, Jezz) are forms of using God’s name in vain. This is certainly a direct transgression of the 3rd commandment (Exodus 20:7). Reducing God to a mere expression is an insult to His love and sovereignty over us.
He/she is in heaven now.
First, no one really knows whether a person is saved or not (since it is God’s prerogative) and second, the Bible says that no one has ascended to heaven except Christ (John 3:13). Even David, a man after God’s own heart, NEVER went to heaven (Acts 2:29, 34)! When you read from Genesis to Revelation, you will NOT find even a single verse that tells us that the reward of the righteous is heaven. Instead, every dead in Christ are waiting for His second coming in their graves (John 5:25).
There are many things to discuss about this important topic. So please make sure you read “Shocking Truths from the Bible: Heaven is NOT the Reward for the Righteous“.
We are all God’s children.
As wonderful as it may sound, this is not the case in the scripture. The Bible says that there are two categories of people: The children of God and the children of the Devil. So how do we know? Read I John 3:10.
“This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not God’s child, nor is anyone who does not love their brother and sister.”
Believe in Christ and you’ll be saved.
With belief comes faith. However, there is a dead faith and a living faith (James 2:17). Dead faith means your belief does not change your behavior while active living faith behooves you to become a better person according to God’s will. Believing alone in Christ is NEVER enough. Because if it is true then there would be many demons who should have been saved (James 2:19). This is a big topic, but I recommend you to read “Saved by Faith or Works? Did James and Paul Contradict?
I know there are many things that we should avoid saying as Christians, but more than that, we need to know as well what we should say. Wisdom and godly knowledge do not come naturally, you need to study God’s word to really determine God’s will for us. So the next time you make a statement, make sure you know God is happy with those words. This way, we can all become better Christians! 🙂
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