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Date Created:12 Feb 2015
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If you say any of these ten things, then you are not a Christian. It is as simple as that.
The devil is cunningly manipulating people into thinking they are Christians when their very speech proves otherwise.
1. I will not go to heaven
Every Christian wants to go to heaven. They strongly believe in the promise Jesus made at John 14:2; “In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”
Everyone knows that God’s house is in heaven. And Jesus went to heaven. Therefore, he is going to prepare a place for his followers in heaven.
if you hear anyone saying that they will not go to heaven and do not wish to do
so, then you need to doubt if they are Christians.
God’s kingdom is heavenly. It is the one a Christians should seek to enter. By being a part of God’s kingdom, Christians seek heavenly things which are not of this world.
2. There is no hell
Christians believe that God will punish unrepentant sinners in everlasting fire. They believe the words of Jesus at Mark 9:47,48:
“Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.”
For a Christian, not believing in hell is the same as believing that there is no punishment for sin; and that is only conceivable in the realm of the Devil.
3. Jesus is not God
Christians believe that Jesus is the embodiment of the very nature of God, according to the Colossians 1:15,16:
“Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:”
They worship and honour Jesus just as they do the father. If anyone disbelieves the deity of Christ, it is tantamount to disbelieving the very foundation of Christianity.
4. Jesus is not equal with God
Jesus clearly said that he and the father are one; and what is more, by being of the same nature with God, he is essentially equal with God. See what John 5:18 says:
“For this reason therefore the Jews were seeking all the more to kill Him, because He not only was breaking the Sabbath, but also was calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God.”
Christianity is based on this very important nature of Christ, our redeemer.
5. Jesus is not my redeemer
Bible clearly says Jesus provided a ransom sacrifice for all men. 1 Timothy 2:5,6
“For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time”
If someone says he does not believe that Jesus’ ransom sacrifice is for him, then he is not Christian. Period.
6. Jesus is not the Creator.
To say something like this is to directly contradict the scriptures. Read Colossians 1:15,16, cited above.
7. Jesus is not the highest name for Christians to call upon
The Bible shows that there is only one
name that is give to Christians to call upon; and that is the name of Jesus.
Denying this, is denying Christianity. Read Philippians 2:9-11:
“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
8. Jesus should not be worshipped.
See the scripture quoted in number 7 above. It is the will of God that every living thing should worship Jesus. To deny this is to deny the very will of God.
9. Jesus is an Angel
Jesus created all things, including angels. How can that surely make him an angel? Jesus was never ever in the nature of angels; but that of God. He became human; but when he ascended to heaven, God restored all his glory.
Hebrews 2:7; in fact read the whole scripture.
“Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands”
10. Jesus has a beginning
Just like God, Jesus, the word, is
eternal. If Jesus has a beginning then he is a creature. But notice how God
feels about worshipping what is created at Romans 1;24,25:
“Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.”
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