Top Ten Misconceptions About Christians

As a Christian, many people make some errors in interpreting the Bible. We've also had some stereotypes.

The Top Ten

1 Good people go to heaven, bad people go to hell

There's no such thing as pure good. Everyone deserves hell because of sin (even saying, telling a lie, or looking at a person with lust is a sin, so none of us are immune). The only way to get to heaven is by accepting Jesus as your savior. However, that doesn't mean you should sin all you want. It doesn't work that way

I think its reincarnation.
If there is someone or something out there that used to be Michael Jackson I wonder if they/it are kinda outraged but don't know why or how.
He died in 2009 so imagine if there was a human having anger, tantrums.
Angry creature...stay away from it.
Well plants can't get angry.

The misconception here is to believe that there is heaven and hell. You live your life and once you're death it's over. Death is the only given sure fact in our lives!

Eternal hell punishment is a false teaching, it is supposed to make you hate God. Rsther, you persib as ut says in the Bible. Works do not save one but a FAITH THAT WORKS WILL. Read endtimesbibleprophecy.

2 Gays go to hell

Just because we accept gays now doesn't mean it is morally right or right in the eyes of God. It even says so IN THE BIBLE. Multiple times. I am sick of people being so arrogate. Once more, we accept gays, but that does not mean it is morally right.

The Laws of Moses (which are in the Leviticus book) have been lifted from us Christians to follow. That's including the homosexuality statement. If you identify as queer then you will not go to Hell for that reason

Wrong! I'm sick of people saying that Jesus made the Old Testament laws non-existent! Jesus forgave sins but sins are still wrong whether you like it or not!

If they choose not to stop being gay and convert. You may say they can't live without love but there are many forms of love.

Whether gay people die gay or change the ways does not lower or raise their chances of going to heaven.

13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.-Leviticus 20:13 (KJV)

3 Jesus is a zombie

Although he rose from the dead, this doesn't mean he's a zombie. He was resurrected, not reanimated. Zombies don't have a soul. They can't love or feel. However, when Jesus rose from the dead, he sill recognized everyone and loved them.

He was never resurrected in the first translated to English Bible Codex Sinaiticus or Sinai Bible

4 The forbidden fruit is an apple

Researchers have maybe found out that it was a fig or a pomegranate but even if they had found out that it was a banana, a coconut or any other fruit, it still remains crap ( the story, not the fruit! ).

It doesn't matter if it happened or not. What matters is the message behind those stories.

It doesn't say exactly, but researchers say it's likely to have been a fig or a pomegranate.

Eve eat this fruit it is good - three mobile. Its an apple.

5 Christians worship three gods

It's simple. If God the Father is omnipotent, then can He not manifest Himself as a human and a spirit? Not to mention, that is exactly what He did. God the Father, well...He doesn't manifest anything. Jesus manifests God the Father and the Spirit as a human. The Spirit manifests God the Father and Jesus as a spirit. To summarize, Jesus and the Spirit are manifestations of the Father and of each other, and they work together as one being: God. 3 in 1. - SoongeBill

They are just one. It's like God the father chooses to have a son that would be the savior of the world because, the sins of the people is the one who blocked the connection to God the father. So, he sent Jesus to be the bridge towards Him; since the name of God the father is sacred and cannot be spoken by a person who is sinful and no one is allowed to go to heaven if one of ten commandments is violated. So, Jesus Christ is the bridge or the way to be save from sins. It's just like saying that people hate God the father because of the ten commandments that he sent to us and now, he chooses another way to make us decide to be save through his son, instead of Him.

If this were true, then we would break the Ten Commandments. It's basically three in one. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are all one being.

This is a false teaching. There is God and Jesus. The Holy Spirit is rather Jesus himself. This "third god" robs Jesus Christ of what he can do himself. read Endtimesbibleprophecy

6 Jonah was swallowed by a whale

No it was a whale, its in the Bible. You are changing what it said in the Bible because someone swallowed by a whale sounds far-fetched so you say "giant fish" but no one knows what it was. Lets say it was Nessy.

40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. -Matthew 12:40 (KJV)

Jonah was swallowed by a giant fish, not a whale. Whales are marine mammals.

7 We're anti-science

Science and religion are not opposites. I am a Catholic Christian, and the more I learn about the universe around me, the more amazed I become at God's work. Christians who see science as a threat to their beleifs are closing their minds to newer knowledge about the way God created the universe.

Just because they don't believe evolution doesn't mean anti-science. I want to kinda be a scientist,but being a Christian I get a bad reputation in USA remember freedom of religion

That's not completely true. Most Christians, including some popes, embrace knowledge and have accepted modern science theories.

Some science is true others are false (ahem, evolution)

8 Masturbation is forbidden

Sorry, but I had to censor. Basically, the Bible, there's the story of Onan (Genesis 38:9-10. ) where God condemns him for refusing to give an heir to his brother, not for "spilling his seed". However, in Matthew 5:27-30, Jesus said that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. So it depends on how you define it.

Masturbation isn't always a sin. It's natural for even children to do it and it has some positive effects (in moderation)

That one always confuses me. It's hard to know as the Bible was translated and vocabulary was different back then.

I'm pretty sure that it is a sin.

9 Mary was sinless

Jesus is the only sinless human? So, what you are saying is that we are all sinners from the moment we are born. How can god be good if he's the creator of sinners? And don't give me the fairytale about Adam and Eve who lived in paradise but because Eve ate an apple we were doomed to be sinners because that would make god immoral. Why should we all have to pay after so many generations for something someone did in Paradise that was not allowed? What have we all to do with that? God, sin, the bible are all made up by humans. I can't believe that many people still believes in those stories.
Comment from an atheist.

No Christian believes Mary was sinless, Catholics do. Christians are created by the father, saved by the son and sealed by the Holy Spirit, Mary has nothing to do with this. In Satanism, the goddess of sexual perversion is equal to the god of human sacrifice, and Catholicism merely put Jesus' name on the god of human sacrifice and Mary's name on the goddess of sexual perversion, so because Jesus was sinless, they'll try to claim Mary was too, there's your explanation!

I think everybody is sinless because there's no such thing as sin. And when I read the comments it's like some people believe that giving birth to a child is already a sin ( exept for Mary because she gave birth to the son of god? ). But if everybody wants to live sinless it would mean the end of the human race because you can't give birth to a child without being a sinner. The whole concept of sin doesn't make sense if you ask me.

Mary was a very good person but not sinless. Only God and Jesus can be worshipped. Jesus Christ is the only human born without sin. The Bible confirms it. Mary said she needed a savior.

10 God is cruel because he allows horrible things to happen

If you want an in depth description read EndTimesBibleProphecy "Why Does God Allow Suffering". I will make it long story short. So sin was created when Lucifer, the most exalted angel, became proud and chose to rebel because of his free will. Sin was created. If God destroyed them the other angels would be afraid so they would serve him out of fear. God could restart but who said it would not happen again so it would be an endless cycle of destruction and creation. God has to have a plan to get rid of sin forever, Jesus Christ. Bad things happen so we can see the result of sin, death. Once it is seen by all, we will understand. Oh and Jesus sacrificed himself so God has a new gift for us, salvation. Salvation is given if you have a faith that works, but not works itself. Read the link above for a more in depth description.

If god is omniscient it means he know the future and if he know the future it also means that everything happens necessary. And if everything happens necessary it means that there is no free will. You can't change something that happens necessary. If there's no free will then people aren't responsable for their acts and sins. If god should punish me because of my acts and sins it would mean that god is immoral because he knew that I would do them and that I'm not responsable. Conclusion : god is omniscient but also immoral or he is good but then he can't be omniscient. God can't be omniscient and good if he gave free will to men. In more logical terms : there is no god or a god-given free will. That's why bad things happen in this world.

God gave us free will and doesn't force us to love him and follow his teachings. Knowing that, why would he do anything about what is happening around us? He is simply letting us handle things down here on earth. He said to Adam and Eve to work the land in order to survive, so clearly, his idea was to let us do whatever.

There is a wonderful line from the song "Do Something" by Matthew West, it consists of:

I just couldn't stand the thought of people living in poverty, and children sold into slavery, the thought disgusted me! So I shook my fist at heaven, said:
"God why don't you do something? "
He said:
"I did. I created you."

The Contenders

11 Jesus was white

See we really don't know what Jesus looked liked most people think that he has long brown hair and is white because ( I don't want to get into to much detail) of this man who lived around I don't know 1400's 1500's maybe anyway he wrote a book that claimed he knew what Jesus looked like but he didn't but since that was our only description of Jesus we just kept it like that. He probably was a more Spanish skin color not white.

I can't believe some people still think this he was white

Actually he was not nor never white whatsoever

Yup. Jesus wasn't really white. He was Arab.

12 Catholics aren't Christians

They are bad kinda changed than the original Christianity or Orthodoxy was... that's why I don't like it... They changed religion like ideology! but it is still Christianity

Catholics aren't bad, same goes for other Christians. Just because there are differences between those religions doesn't mean one is better than the other. In the end, we all believe in God and that's what matters most.

Why think there not? Catholicism is the biggest church in Christianity.

Jack Chick beliefs.
Jack Chick is now screaming in a lake of fire since October 23rd 2016. He will for eternity.
Now who's the HAW HAW HAW one?

We are Christians!

13 All Christians are the same

Although we sort of have a common message of Jesus, God, and salvation, we have some differences. Here's some examples:

1. Calvinists believe that God has already chosen who's going to be saved
2. Catholics believe that fulfilling sacraments and good deeds can contribute to salvation. Priests can't marry, and people give up things during Lent
3. Lutherans believe that faith is the only way for salvation. They don't usually follow the calendar like Catholics do.
4. Mormons believe that Jesus is just a prophet (similar to Muslims), and that he visited North America. They are non-trinitarian. This is the most peculiar out of the groups of Christianity
5. Westboro Baptist Church: Hates all other religions and forms of Christianity; believes that God hates the world, even though the Bible states that he loves us all. This is where the non-accepting stereotype about Christianity came from.

14 Christians believe the earth is flat

What country would I move to if I wanted to Australia! I love that country.
Guess what Flat Earth idiots say the country is a hoax and that everyone who tries to reach it will die and all the prisoners from England where just drowned to death, and that everything you see is either South America, and the people are actors or robots.

Only the idiotic ones. Flat Earthers tend to be Christians because of a few misinterpreted verses in Genesis. It's sad, but the smart Christians know the earth is round

Seriously? That was a long time ago and many scientists have already proved them wrong.

I cannot name a soul in my family wjo believes that nor can I my neighbors.

15 Purgatory

The result of a mistaken Bible verse. When Jesus is being crucified, and the thief talks to him, Jesus doesn't say "You will have to be cleansed by the fires in purgatory before entering heaven." He says, " Today, you will be with me in Paradise." Purgatory is the opposite of what Jesus told us.

Most of the "misconceptions about Christians" are actually false doctrines from the Catholic Church, this being a perfect example.

Purgatory makes sense. The way Christians talk about non believers going to Hell. How about an in-between.

I agree. A place for sinners to purify their souls before entering paradise makes perfect sense.

This is a false doctrine. The Bible never stated about purgatory.

16 You're not allowed to listen to Rock and Roll

I don't know if that is true! Look at YouTube for the clip " Good times " sung by a girlsgroup called ' The Clingers ' from 1969. These four girls were mormons. I agree that in the early fifties when rock and roll was concidered as " animalistic black kind of music " ( just look the critics Elvis Presley recieved in those days by religious authorities ) they didn't accept it. But nowadays it's accepted by Christians to listen and play rock and roll.

There's nothing wrong with music. This was just the result of elders seeing evil in everything they know nothing about.

17 You're not allowed to listen to Heavy Metal

I'm Christian and I listen to metal. Just because I listen to songs that talk about the devil or whatever doesn't mean I'm gonna turn into a satanist or something and start sacrificing goats and drinking their blood...

I thought this was a joke in The Simpsons. When Bart is hit by Mr Burns car and disobeys God and meets the Devil who tells him to listen to Heavy Metal when Bart is leaving to return to Springfield.

We shouldn't be allowed to listen to Heavy Metal... it's so demonic...

This should be higher I'm a Christian and I love metal m/(>_<) m/

18 We are sexist

If you think sexism is not letting different genders do certain things then ya, but if you think it means trapping wive in the house until sunday then na

I am a Christian, am I sexist if I am a powerlifter, and the other day, I saw a small woman trying to carry a large box and I offered to carry it for her? If things like that make me sexist, well then I guess I am, but I definitely don't think women should never be allowed out of the kitchen or things like that.

If you read the book of Escher in the Bible's Old Testament, you will see that it completely debunks this myth.

No not really, there were some female prophets and heroes in the Bible

19 We all force our beliefs on everyone

I hate when atheists say this, we know God exists and we're trying to warn you because we don't want you to go to Hell. Maybe you find it annoying but please understand our intent (if we hated you, we would just let you be atheists and keep our mouths shut)

So, hate us and let keep your mouths shut. We don't care about unrealistic warnings. Let us live our lives like we want to because your intentions have no meanings to us.

No. Jesus told us to spread the Gospel, and that's what we do. We teach and spread it. You can either believe it or not. - SoongeBill

20 Christians believe gays were sexually abused

For the most part that is true

21 Christians believe in the bible literally

Drink poison anyone?

These are illegal in the bible
Eat pork, shellfish
Wear mixed fabrics of clothes, have tattoos and have piercing.
Touching pig skin
Long hair
Women wearing pants.
Shave

22 Jesus is only mentioned in the Bible

Pliny the younger doesn't use the word messiah when he's writing about Christians ( Letter 51 X96 pliny to Emperor Trajanus ). He did interrogations to Christians about their beliefs because they were all in deny of the roman gods wich was a crime against the roman empire. They all said that they believed in one god and in the founder named " Christ ". After interrogation and even torture Pliny the younger concluded that they believed in a " superstition " about a man named Jesus who died during the rule of governor Pilatus.

Have you guys heard of the Quran? (I'm Christian and I know we do not believe what it says, but Jesus is mentioned there.)

Pliny the Younger, a Roman writer who would describe the eruption of Vesuvius, said that Jesus was called as the messiah.

23 We view everything as satanic

Only religious nutjobs do that

24 Christians believe the Devil is like the Halloween costume

I think he is supposed to be this handsome man.

25 Christians read chick tracts

Only the nuts

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