Here are the other 11 Things that Christians Need to Stop Doing….
Now. As I did with the previous ones I would like to look at number 12 and see if that was an issue for me. In my past this was a major problem for me – I was extremely Legalistic and had no problem telling people what I thought. Today is different – I have learned to accept people where they are and I am not trying to change them… That would be the Holy Spirit’s Job. They just need to see Jesus in me and working through me…. I am still a sinner who is working on how I can be better… (I still do have Strong opinions and will share them when I believe the Spirit is guiding me with HIS Wisdom)…
So Please look at each of these (Below) and evaluate ourselves on how we are doing!!
12. Quit your legalistic rants, knee-jerk reactions, and judgmentalism. “You’re turning people off. You’re making good news bad news. Jesus befriended sinners. Try it and great things will happen (Mark 2:17, Luke 5:27-32, 1 Timothy 1:15-16).”
13. Quit calling yourself a Christian if you believe there are multiple paths that lead to salvation. “Jesus said that He’s the only way to heaven. If you don’t believe Him, you’re not a Christ-follower (John 14:6, 1 John 2:4).”
14. Quit living like everybody’s going to heaven and nobody’s going to hell. “Jesus died so the whole world could be saved, but He said the path to heaven is narrow and few find it. And for the record, He preached more about hell than heaven … but He did it without using a bullhorn and manipulative scare tactics. #LeadLikeJesus (Matthew 7:13-14).”
15. Quit acting like you’re better than those who don’t know Jesus. You’re not (Luke 18:19, Acts 10:34, Romans 2:11-13).
16. Quit criticizing loving believers who take a biblical stand for godly morals. “Jesus didn’t call us to be politically correct. Develop some backbone. And yes, I said wimp. And yes, I will repent for calling you a wimp (Acts 4-6).”
17. Quit pointing out the speck in your neighbor’s eye while ignoring the plank in your own eye. “By the way, I can hardly see my computer as I type this because of the log in my own eye (Matthew 7:3-5).”
18. Quit being a jerk, period. “Whatever your position is (on anything), if you can’t communicate it in love, you’re a clanging cymbal and your message is worthless. So yeah, I probably shouldn’t have called you a wimp in No. 16 (1 Corinthians 13).”
19. Quit defending sin. Quit hating sinners. “These are equally important. Oh yeah, and lose your critical lens (Psalm 97:10, Matthew 22:37-39).”
20. Quit using the phrase “he who’s without sin cast the first stone” out of context. “The next thing Jesus said was, “Go and sin no more” (John 8:1-11).”
21. Quit using grace as a license to live however you want. “Jesus is grace, so don’t trample Him under your feet (Romans 6:1-2, 1 John 2:4, Hebrews 10:26-31).”
22. Quit using the phrase (when inviting people to church) “come as you are” if you’re going to complain when they start showing up (Mark 2:17, Luke 5:27-32).