Are Christians susceptible to lies?
“FOR THE TIME IS COMING WHEN PEOPLE WILL NOT ENDURE SOUND TEACHING, BUT HAVING ITCHING EARS THEY WILL ACCUMULATE FOR THEMSELVES TEACHERS TO SUIT THEIR OWN PASSIONS, AND WILL TURN AWAY FROM LISTENING TO THE TRUTH AND WANDER OFF INTO MYTHS.” 2 TIMOTHY 4:3-4
All of us are susceptible to believing lies at any given time. Just like fake or counterfeited products are presented as genuine ones. With most people not knowing the difference and few being able to identify the original ones from the bad ones. Likewise, don’t assume that because we Christians are followers of the truth, we would be less susceptible to such lies.
However, the real truth is that, many Christians live their lives believing in many lies. Also forgetting to realize that not all facts are truth. Some facts can be proven wrong in a matter of time. We make our own meanings from other things, especially the bible. And most times, we don’t even realize that they are lies due to how its been nicely packaged in what appears to be the words(logos) in the bible.
There are numerous lies Christians believe and that has affected their growth and eventually driving them, away from the plans of God.
Lets take a look at few of those lies we have decided to believe and make a part of us.
1. Personal salvation depends on an individual’s good works.
My dear, don’t get it twisted. Righteous is different from doing right. While a lot of people agree and believe that good deeds help them earn a spot in heaven, i don’t seem to agree with them. This is because, salvation depends on our acceptance of Jesus. Meaning, you can only be saved when you believe in Jesus and accept Him as your Lord and personal savior. So know that, doing right is different from righteousness which comes as a gift the moment you accept Christ.
Meaning, doing all the good deeds you can think of and not accepting Christ doesn’t save you or make you born again. Therefore, the first step in securing a spot in heaven is by accepting and making Jesus your life foundation.