One of the biggest hypocrisies of Christianity is believers who don’t believe in the Bible. Yes, they believe there is a God, they believe Jesus died on the cross for our sins, and that there is a Heaven and Hell. However, they don’t believe the teachings of the Bible apply to their own lives. These Christians view the teachings as outdated, too traditional, and irrelevant to today’s society. What I view as timeless wisdom, they simply view as a outdated book written by man.
Here are the top reasons they don’t believe the Bible applies to them:
1. “I’m a feminist. The bible doesn’t apply to me. I am too strong and too much of a leader to allow my man to be head of the household. I don’t agree with those views. In my household, we do what we feel is best for us verses relying on the Bible’s outdated practices.”
As loving as God is, does he really need approval from any of us regarding his stance on various issues? He’s GOD. He created the Universe, human life, and has the last say in everything that goes on in the Universe. How pompous are we to sit here and criticize the Almighty on his teachings for our lives?
When the good book was written, every single one of us was considered. Regardless of whether or not you like what’s in the bible, it applies to you and your life. It’s up to you to decide on rather to follow God’s word or not, but be aware that there are consequences for those who choose not to follow because of their own pride. God isn’t too fond of the prideful or those who rather follow their own paths, remember:
“God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”- James 4:6
“Pride goes before destruction. And a haughty spirit before stumbling.”- Proverbs 16:18
2. “I don’t really understand the Bible. It’s too complicated to read. My relationship with God is the only thing that matters.”
How do you have a relationship with God if you don’t even understand His word? God can’t be separated from His word. To get to know Him, is to get to know the Bible. There are many great study materials for those who need guidance in reading the Bible, as well as free classes that are offered at most churches. It is your responsibility to read the Bible and nurture your relationship with God.
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”- 2 Timothy 3:16-17
3. “I am a sinner. I try to stop sinning, but I just can’t stop doing things that I know go against God. I feel guilty when I read the Bible.”
We’re all sinners. And no matter how perfect you may attempt to be, you’ll always be a sinner. God knew this so He sent His only begotten son to die on the cross in order for us to receive His forgiveness. You’re not too dirty to read the bible. With enough prayer and dependence on God, you can overcome any dark place that you may currently be in. God never said the Bible was only meant for perfect people.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”- Romans 3-23
“To the Lord our God belong compassion and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against Him”- Daniel 9-9
4. “God gave us all brains to think for ourselves. I don’t have to rely on the Bible when I can make my own decisions.”
Sure God gave us free will, but those that step outside of God’s teachings tend to end up in real trouble later. The bible really is a guide to life, and God has provided those who seek understanding with loads of wisdom that is available whenever we need it.
There are many consequences for going against God. Do you really want to be on a path that leads to misery and death because you think you’re too smart to follow God?
I’d rethink that.
“There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.”- Proverbs 16:25
In no way shape or form do I mean to offend anyone with this article, but I instead hope to remind Christians that part of having a relationship with God is RESPECTING His word. To purposely disobey God because you feel the Bible doesn’t apply to your own life, will never go well with God. Get over yourself and remember who created you.