Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Most Dangerous Thing a Christian can Do

From Quadrivium:

"I have discovered the single most dangerous thing a Christian can do. It is absolutely devastating to one’s religion. This single act has the ability to completely demolish one’s view of religion and change how you approach religion for the rest of your life.

Think about it for a moment. Ask yourself the following questions.

1) a. What is salvation?

b. How is one saved?

c. What does it mean to be saved?

d. What is my role in my own salvation?

2) a. What version of the Bible do I hold to?

b. Why?

3) a. When I go to church does everyone look like me?

b. Are there any from the outside?

c. Would we tolerate someone with tattoos? Long hair? Dirty clothes? Where would/do we draw the line when it comes to who we will let in?

i. If we claim we would allow everyone then where are they? “Oh, they just don’t want to come here.” Why not?

ii. “They can’t handle the truth. It is obvious they are sinners and don’t want to hear the truth.” What truth is that? Your doctrine or Biblical doctrine?

There you have it. You have just engaged in the single most dangerous thing a Christian can do… and that is to “Think.” Think about what you believe and why you believe it. "

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