Christianity is about as avoidable as a political ad. Ever since you were a little kid, you either grew up in a Christian environment, or had a friend or relative who was devout in their belief in God. Our nation was even founded by Christians. In nearly every town you pass through, there's always at least one church to attend, if not more.
Whether you believe in the existence of an all-powerful Creator or not, there's no denying that there is a lot of depth when it comes to being a Christian. It's much more than what it seems at face value. One proper look at the inside of a Bible will confirm that.
It may be confusing though for those of you who look at Christianity from the outside. Not everybody who professes to believe in God follows Him, and as a result, you will see supposed "Christians" who are as vile and worldly as anybody else. I'm not saying that Christians are more pious than say atheists, rather that not every person who professes to believe in God, Jesus Christ, and the Bible will express the kindness and love that one typically would.
This (among many other things) has led to there being a massive misunderstanding of Christianity. There are a lot of claims made about Christians that are accepted as fact, but couldn't be further from the truth. A hard and in-depth look at the church, religion, and how others view has revealed to me 10 big misconceptions about Christianity.
10 The Bible Is Misogynistic
9 Church Is Always A Safe Place
7 Pastors Are More Spiritual
6 Christianity Fixes Your Life
5 No More Fun
"If I become a Christian, I'm not allowed to have anymore fun." This is one of the biggest excuses I've come across for people choosing not to believe in God. Giving up all fun in the world would ultimately result in a joyless existence for however long you manage to live on this earth, and living miserably is counter to the nature of God, as stated in the Bible. Many verses actually point out God's desire "to prosper you" and for you to have "a hope and a future". Sure you might have to stay away from sinful things, but fun and sin are not always synonymous.
4 "I have To Be A Better Person First"
3 Christians Are Perfect
2 Christianity Is Political
1 They All Believe The Same
I kind of laugh at this one a bit. The notion that all Christians believe the same thing is just too absurd of a thought to think of. There are about 33,000 different denominations of Christianity. Do you think that they all believe the same way? Truth be told, a lot of Christians can't agree on certain things like baptism, transubstantiation, and even some political topics. These differences of belief have spawned thousands of denominations, each believing a little bit differently than the next.
Sources: relevantmagazine.com, christianity.about.com
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