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220. Debunking Non-Biblical Christian Sayings // Part 2

220. Debunking Non-Biblical Christian Sayings // Part 2

Have you encountered common non-biblical Christian expressions such as “everything happens for a reason”? While phrases like these may offer temporary comfort, they are not theologically correct. Tune in to part 2 as Caroline discusses 6 additional Christian phrases frequently used in daily conversations but lack biblical foundation.

Bible Verses:

Matthew 7:9-11 – “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!”

Job 1:21 – ““Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.”

John 10:10 – “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.”

2 Corinthians 12:7 – “or because of these surpassingly great revelations. Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.”

Proverbs 3:1-2 – “My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity.”

Proverbs 13:3 – “Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.”

1 Kings 3:14 – “And if you walk in obedience to me and keep my decrees and commands as David your father did, I will give you a long life.”

Proverbs 22:4 – “Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life.”

Deuteronomy 32:47 – “They are not just idle words for you—they are your life. By them you will live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.”

Ephesians 6:2-3 – ““Honor your father and mother “which is the first commandment with a promise “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”

Topics Discussed

Unbiblical Christian Phrases

  • Many of us do not have correct theology.
  • These phrases can be painful.
  • Some of these phrases will be challenging.
  • We want to bring these to light.
  • You might not agree, but that is okay. None of these are salvation issues.

“If it’s God’s Will….”

  • We often hear this phrase used in prayer.
  • The word ‘if’ communicates unbelief and doubt.
  • God’s Will is His Word.
  • If we know the Word of God, then we know what God’s Will is.
  • One way to pray ineffectively is to pray “if it’s your will….”
  • You should be praying with faith, expectation, and authority.

“Poverty makes me rely on God.”

  • This is not biblical.
  • Matthew 7 tells us that God wants to give good gifts to those who ask Him.
  • If you had children, would you want them living in poverty?
  • Poverty is a curse. Prosperity is a blessing.
  • Deuteronomy 28
  • How will you further the kingdom of God if you have no money?
  • We can’t get offended when money is discussed in scripture and churches.
  • God wants you to prosper in every way.

“God gives and takes away.”

  • We hear this especially at funerals.
  • Job is who said this in scripture.
  • Job is not perfect theology. Jesus is perfect theology.
  • Jesus is who we look to get our theology from.
  • This is from the Old Testament.
  • The Old Testament is important, but we live in the New Testament covenant with better promises.
  • The verse was Job speaking how he was feeling. We do not base our theology on feelings!
  • Jesus does not take things.
  • How can we have a relationship with a ‘god’ who sometimes gives and sometimes takes away?

“Thorn in the flesh”

  • This phrase is not helpful at all.
  • This phrase comes from Paul saying he had a messenger from Satan as his thorn in the flesh.
  • A messenger from Satan is a demonic spirit.
  • Paul was experiencing persecution.
  • Sickness cannot be a thorn because sickness was already paid for by Jesus’ death on the cross.

“God allows things”

  • This phrase is challenging.
  • Go on a journey with God about this phrase.
  • Many Christians use this phrase to make themselves feel better about the things that are happening in their life.
  • Listen to Episode 188 on this topic.

“Our days are numbered…”

  • God knows when we were born and when we will die.
  • God wants us to live a long and abundant life.
  • Our actions and decisions can cause us to die a premature death.
  • God has a desire for everyone to live a long life.
  • As you read scripture, pay attention to how many times the Bible talks about a long, fulfilled, and prosperous life.
  • If we follow God’s word, the Bible promises us that we will live a long life.
  • The Bible says if we control our tongue, we will have long life.
  • Humility and a fear of the Lord lead to a long life.
  • If we honor our parents, we will have long life.
  • If we obey God’s commandments, we will live a long life.
  • The enemy wants to cut our lives short, but God’s heart for His people is long everlasting and abundant life.

Powerful Quotes

“God has told us His Will. God’s Will is His Word.” – Caroline

“God wants to prosper us.” – Caroline

“Poverty is a curse. Prosperity is a blessing.” – Caroline

“Jesus came to heal your sickness!” – Caroline

“Sickness can’t be a thorn when the curse of sickness was already paid for by the blood of Jesus.” – Caroline

“These statements are damaging Christians.” – Caroline

“God has a desire for everyone to live a long life.” – Caroline

“The enemy wants to cut our lives short, but God’s heart for His people is long everlasting and abundant life.” – Caroline

“God’s heart is for abundant, prosperous, full life.” – Caroline

“God wants the best for you.” – Caroline

Resources

Episode 219 Debunking Popular Sayings Part 1

Episode 173 Financial Stewardship: Part 2 // Prosperity and Wealth

Episode 184 The Truth About Job // Part 1: Debunking Bad Theology

Episode 186 What Was Paul’s Thorn? // Part 3: Debunking Bad Theology

Episode 188 Does God Allow Bad Things? // Part 5: Debunking Bad Theology

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