Friday, June 27, 2014

5 More Annoying Things Christians Say

These were my first five.

These are the next lot...

1.  "God answered my prayer."
This is usually said in the context of God answering their prayer in the way they wanted Him to.  In reality, God ALWAYS answers our prayers, whether it is 'yes', 'no', or 'wait'.

2.  "I'm a born-again Christian," or, "I'm a Spirit-filled Christian."
Umm, aren't all Christians born again and Spirit-filled?  What other type of Christian could you be?

3.  "There is someone out there for everybody."
No, there isn't.  Sorry if it sounds harsh, but I think it's MORE harsh giving single people a false message that there is Mr/Mrs Right out there and that they just need to find them.  Some people will marry and some people won't, and both are OK.  Some older, married women, in particular, need to stop their obsession with matchmaking and getting everyone married off, and focus on encouraging younger adults to remain faithful to God, whatever their circumstances.

4.  "God has an awesome plan for your life."
Well, yes He does....the same plan He has for all Christians, that one day we will be with Him for eternity.  It annoys me when it's said kind of like an 'achieve your dreams' message, God has an awesome plan for you to become a famous singer...yeah! (and incessantly quoting Jeremiah 29:11 out of context).

5.  "We need to speak for Jesus."
Umm I get what they mean, but this is poorly phrased.  They make Jesus out to be a mute, or a ventriloquist's puppet, rather than the Lord of the Universe who is more than capable of speaking for Himself.

Any more you'd like to add?