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Biggest Mistakes Christians Make

What is the most single mistake men and women of God makes?

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larry, I was referring at the world espect of things. Also, one cannot expect unbelievers to obey God, why, they do not even know God. All answers on here does not need to be soooo spiritual. DO THEY?
---catherine on 6/23/10


Catherine, the single mistake most often made by Christians is disobedience. Everything else is rooted in disobedience.
The single mistake most often made by non-Christians is also disobedience, but on the front end where pride prevents contrition leaving them hopeless.
---larry on 6/23/10


Yes, allowing Satan and his people to run everything.
---catherine on 6/23/10


Combining Israel with BoC

1 BoC not mentioned until Pauls writings

2 BoC made up of, Jewish and Gentile believers, with no difference

3.BoC reconciled Jews and Gentiles Eph 2:16. The message of reconciliation wasn't preached, or the BoC formed, until God began to set Israel aside along with Gentiles Rom.11:15 No indication of setting Israel aside until Paul

4.2 Cor.5:16,17 The BoC is a "New man New creation"

5.God's purpose in forming the BoC was kept secret until revealed through him.
---michael_e on 6/23/10


Dear John, why did you say G-D instead of GOD? is that not exactely what you acuse other christians of? do you say that God is so HOLY AS NOT AGAIN TO PRONOUNCE hIS NAME? However that is doctrines of men as well , it is easy to attack others, but let us attack ourself so we will not fall under judgement. no i do not nessecary agree with everything these preachers preach, but on the other hand nobody ever agrees 100 percent with someone else. and we all think the same: i am good and the other is bad. let ma ask just two questions
did Mahamed receive his revelations from God?
did Mahamed believe he received revelations from God?
if you answer honnestly upon these questions
you will also find the biggest mistake we ALL make.
---Andy3996 on 6/22/10




BELIEVING THE TRADTIONS OF MEN, AS DOCTRINE OF G-D!!!

Following EVIL Antichrists like Joyce Myers, Ricky Warren, Joel Olsteen etc etc etc.

and All the social clubs called churches!
---John on 6/22/10


One big mistake is taking some ones word and not searching the scripture for ourselves.
John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth
---michael_e on 6/21/10


Not caring about our men fighting in Afghanistan. These people that we are defending worship some other god, not mine. If you even mention the name Jesus, your head is lifted. It makes no sense, absolutely no sense to me.
---catherine on 6/13/10


Heb. 8:9 Not according to the covenant I made with their fathers ...I will be their God and they shall be My people." .....
---MarkV. on 6/9/10


The biggest mistake one can make is listening/following one verse teacher/preachers.
Anything that needs verification in scripture is. It is verified in two or scriptures. It will be verified by the O.Covenant prophets. No one should be able to mislead or confuse if YOU search.
Some choose to be confused or deny truth, because they are scared. Don't be. Let the lord be your shepherd. Not some ex heat and air guy from Californy that can't identify a sheep.
Ezekiel 34:11
For thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.
---Trav on 6/13/10


God cannot compete with the flesh. Learn to stay calm. The worse thing a TRUE believer can do is to lose their cool. Stand firm, just don't lose it. Remember, you can get angry and still remain in the Spirit. But, God cannot compete with the flesh. STAY IN PRAYER....PLEASE
---catherine on 6/13/10




The worse mistake men and women of God makes is believing in a man centered theology. That is the worse mistake. Why them? Because the lost do not argue who save them since they do not believe in Christ.
The believer forgets where he was when the regeneration of his soul happened. It was not an act of themselves, it was performed by God the Holy Spirit. It was an instantaneous change from spiritual death to spiritual life. It is not even a thing of which we are conscious at the moment it occured. What we do know is that the soul enters a new state. Regeneration involves an essential change of character. It is making the tree good in order that the fruit maybe be good. The person passes from a state of unbelief to one of saving faith.
---MarkV. on 6/13/10


Notes: Keep off the side issues. Approval>>>one who has been put to the test and measures up. Thus winning the approval of the Person testing him. 2 Timothy 2:14.
---catherine on 6/13/10


Two VERY BIG MISTAKES people make is not following the instructions found in 2 Timothy 2:14-19, and not following the example found in Acts 17:11.
---Rob on 6/13/10


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

The biggest mistake Christians routinely make is not placing on the full armour of God before heading out the door each day.

Another grand mistake is getting sloppy with the friends you keep. Remember, "Bad company corrupts good character".

In addition, many Christians allow dust to accumulate on their bibles and suffer from the lack of knowledge.

Moreover, many Christians lose their connection with The Almighty by getting too involved with the things of this world and by neglecting those things that are eternal.
---Higgins on 6/12/10


1stJohn 2 v's 15 - 16.
Not only the singles but the married also. People listening to the devil & he being like the pied-piper playing his deceiving tunes saying you can have God & the pleasures of the world also. He saying you can have your smokes, social-alcoh-drinks, movies, show some nakedness, social-clubs, miss ch-services for sports, club dancing, miss ch-services in general & the sin list goes on. Most people of the Man-made relig-org's churches beginning with the rcc Are doing that what is written in the above & they think it's okay. They Are in for a rude awakening.

Choose you today whom you will serve, God or satan, you CanNot serve 2 masters.
---Lawrence on 6/10/10


As God brought this to my attention a couple of years after I was saved, "at least you do pray"! So, I am going to have to say, "lack of prayer". Is it any wonder when He asked me how many do you think I have actually chosen! Ofcourse, I didn't know! The Bible says, "only a few".....If you are a true Christian you had better start talking to your Savior. The right thing to do, and the wise and smart thing to do.+++He died for you, you owe Him.
---catherine on 4/22/10


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Trav, I concede (admit)that that is the verse that is used. So, is the one that Eloy employs. Also, I concede (allow) the fact that I am not here to argue. I may "win souls" by spreading the gospel, but I am not a soulwinner.
---aka_joseph on 4/21/10


One of the biggest mistakes Christians make is thinking and teaching folks how the world will end with specificity, pre-trib etc.
---Rod4Him on 4/21/10


Another mistake Christians make is trying to make the Bible a scientific book, when the Bible is about reconciling people to God.

Such as, the Bible refers to the sun as, "rising is from one end of the heavens, and its circuit to the other end of them."

Some people get hung up with notions of thought of the Bible, and then when a Galileo comes along, they feel compelled to kill him.
---Rod4Him on 4/21/10


giving heed to mans traditions and not God's laws.
---kevin on 4/21/10


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EXAMPLE:
If I have the gift of teaching then I'm a TEACHER.
---kathr4453 on 4/20/10

Concede to an unauthorized rabbiness?

Matt 23:8 But be not ye called Rabbi(teacher): for one is your Master, even Christ, and all ye are brethren.

The Master "Only" Teacher plainly states "Brethren",.....sis.
Titus 2:5
To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
2 Corinthians 2:9
For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things.

Proverbs 27:15
A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.
---Trav on 4/21/10


Yes, Save souls: "Let him know that he which converts the sinner from the error of his way, will Save a soul from death, and will cover a multitude of sins. And of some have compassion making a difference: and others Save with fear, pulling out of the fire, hating even the garment stained by the flesh." James 5:20+ Jude 23.
---Eloy on 4/20/10


Correction:

A teacher is a teacher when he/she uses the gift that was given and not JUST because the gift was given.
---aka_joseph on 4/20/10


kathr,

A teacher is a teacher when he/she uses the gift that was given and not because the gift was given.

I agree that is the verse that is taken from. You may label yourself as you like. I concede.
---aka_joseph on 4/20/10


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Kathr, though you made a good point, what Poverbs 11:30 is talking about is "win souls" literally means (take lives). In the sense of doing them good or influencing them with wisdom's ways. The word is also used for capturing people for evil purposes as in (Pov. 6:25, Ps 31:13, Ezek. 13:19).
When I said ok to Aka, it was because I had read your passage and it was important that we give the meaning because many times, people do believe they are saving lifes themselves and not God. We can do the good works that the passage suggest, but God does the soul saving. In the end it is all of God and the reason He gets all the glory.
Of course you are entitle to your opinion on the passage.
---MarkV. on 4/20/10


peter3594: "...as God has not told us [me, at least] directly what He wants from me. So I do, and I think I should, also ask others for their opinion"

Forget other people's "opinion." Know the truth. God told all christians about what to do if you only read the bible. The ultimate command is to LOVE and actively apply what you have learned. If you love someone so much wouldn't you share the gospel with them? If you love God with all your heart, mind and soul, wouldn't you do the same with your neighbors? Today's christians know about God, but deny his power. Today's christians know that we should love one another, but they don't know HOW.
---Steveng on 4/20/10


We will just do the opposite! The biggest mistake unbelievers make is mocking one of God's own person. God takes it personally as Him being mocked. Dangerous.
---catherine on 4/20/10


I can be wise and win a soul, but that does not make me a Soulwinner.
---aka_joseph on 4/19/10

aka_ Joseph, maybe you're not a soul-winner HOWEVER: I believe the term soulwinner comes from this verse the verse I posted. Those who witness and preach and share the Gospel. I also believe it comes under the GIFT of Evangelism, of which not everyone is given that GIFT...please check out Ephesians 4.


EXAMPLE:
If I have the gift of teaching then I'm a TEACHER.
---kathr4453 on 4/20/10


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Josep, your answer was very good for we do not win souls, the Father and the Son do. All we do is spread the gospel, and we do that also by the working of the Holy Spirit in our hearts moving us and giving us the ability to bring the good news to those who are lost. All three of the Godhead are involve. For everything good comes from above. The Father draws them to Himself, He in turn gives them to Christ, Christ pays for their sins and loses no one, and the Holy Spirit guides them unto all Truth. I don't see us anywhere there doing anything to win a soul.
---MarkV. on 4/20/10


God has not told us [me, at least] directly what He wants from me. So I do, and I think I should, also ask others for their opinion
---peter3594 on 4/20/10

Opinions, everybodys got one. Me too. ha. Here is what you/I will find asking men. Some near answers,some faraway/faded man made doctrines.
Men have no answers. They will frustrate/provoke you too finally ask the only one that knows. Matt 23:8 But be not ye called Rabbi(teacher): for one is your Master, even Christ, and all ye are brethren.
Ask Christ. King David style. Search witnesses,prophets to verify what you hear from men. Berean style. Remember it takes two or more witnesses to establish a matter.
---Trav on 4/20/10


Thinking that one is somehow able to add to the finished work of Jesus.
---josef on 4/20/10


Steveng, you are making a little mistake here: the three you mention [Moses, Abraham and Jesus] had been told by God [Jesus was God] what to do. WE are only told in more general terms, in the Bible, so we may need to ask questions of other Christians, as God has not told us [me, at least] directly what He wants from me. So I do, and I think I should, also ask others for their opinion
---peter3594 on 4/20/10


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Kathr,

I make dinner for my kids every night, yet, I am not a chef. I can bake a loaf of bread, but that does not make me a baker.

The question is the church's biggest mistake. I think we keep trying to take credit where credit is not due.

I can be wise and win a soul, but that does not make me a Soulwinner.
---aka_joseph on 4/19/10


I would say being in the world,AND OF THE WORLD. concerned more with gossip,money,economy,materalism,being entertained in all forms,and believing this will bring happiness,in other words claiming to be born again ,but living a worldly life.
---tom2 on 4/19/10


mima: "...my biggest mistake is not having enough consideration for other people's ideas."

Did Noah seek ideas from other people concerning God's command? Did Abraham, Moses, or even Jesus seek ideas from other people concerning God's word? No. Each of God's people were bold in their requestes and preaching. Unlike many of the replies on these blogs, God's word is still the truth. There is no debating it. Don't let others spoil your simple faith and joy with their philosophies, their wrong and shallow answers built on men's thoughts and ideas instead of on what Jesus has said.
---Steveng on 4/19/10


Calling ourselves "Soulwinners."

The Scriptures say clearly God brings us to Jesus and Jesus presents us to the Lord. Are not they the true soulwinners?

Jesus simply asked us to spread the Gospel. So, can't we just be happy with Good News paper boys and girls?
---aka_joseph on 4/19/10


Proverbs 11:30
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he that winneth souls is wise.
---kathr4453 on 4/19/10


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I think one of the most common mistakes people make is listening to words that are not God's words and giving any creedance or belief to them. Whenever a person believes a lie, it can be costly. Every man and woman of God needs to train themself to listen and obey God's words alone, and not to listen to any words that are not from God. Satan in the garden caused the first humans to fall by saying to the woman, "Did God say?" When he knew full well that God indeed did say. When the loser comes to deceive us, we need to refute him and command him in Jesus' name, and not give any thought nor belief to any of the words he says, for he will twist the plain truth in order to lead you away from the truth and cause you to fall.
---Eloy on 4/19/10


Just one mistake? LOL

I make mistakes every day. I think there's a difference between making a mistake and sinning.

1st John talks about one who practices sin and one who sins - there's a difference between these two kinds of people.

So as far as mistakes, I make them all the time. As far as the one sin I make is uumm, do you mean on purpose? or accidentally? I know I don't spend as much time with God as I should. I know I can't stand self-righteous people. I hate bitterness and I deal with it in my mother all the time but are these sins? I know the bible tells us to love our enemies, but I ignore them instead- is that sin? Cuz I really don't love them, I ignore them.
---Donna5535 on 4/19/10


obeying & following some fool's orders.
---mike on 4/19/10


Allowing the lost we encounter to go on another day without witnessing.

If we really understood the terror and finality of hell we'd be praying and fasting for Atheist and others like him who are lost, scared and have no hope in anything transformational.
What a horrible existence to live a life without purpose. Chance or natural selection cannot impute purpose, so even his verbal wrestling with Trav is an argument without an argument. How sad.


God bless to those who are already praying.
---larry on 4/19/10


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\\biggest mistake made by christians thus far, is a strong alliance to a political party.
\\

Very good point, francis!
---Cluny on 4/19/10


Christians should be true independents, and true watchmen on the wall, instead of having to hang thier heads whenever a leader in the political party behaves like a heathen.
---francis on 4/19/10

Amen and Amen Francis!!!!!

Christ and politics have no common ground in truth.

When will Dobson and others learn "holiness" does not share the stage with anything going on in Washington left or right.
D.C. is nothing but Hollywood for ugly people.
---larry on 4/19/10


biggest mistake made by christians thus far, is a strong alliance to a political party.

When the political party's integrity is compromised, christian integrity is also compromized.

Also there are many leaders in the political party who live lifestyles which are inconsistent with christians moral walvues.

Christians should be true independents, and true watchmen on the wall, instead of having to hang thier heads whenever a leader in the political party behaves like a heathen.
---francis on 4/19/10


We put too much on ourselves thinking God gave it to us.He doesn't give us more then we can carry.We "overload" with things unnessesary for the kingdom of God.
---candice on 4/19/10


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Second guessing God!
---Leon on 4/19/10


For me, is relying on myself, then on Our Heavenly Father, too lead and too guide my path.
---Kimbe7395 on 4/19/10


Thank you, atheist - with your rejection of the existence of God [an assumption, you must accept], your comment is very logical
---peter3594 on 4/19/10

He believes there is a GOD. He cannot/will not curse our GOD even though he believes he is non-existant. (Wise not too).
He is afraid to believe fully. And cannot fully not believe.
He's trapped in a logical spiritual black hole. The hole exists but he can't see it. it's got a name "Black Hole" but, does that make it a reality? Where is the Black and where is the Hole.
He cannot go forward and he can't go backward. His paradigm is circled by our greater truths. He is looking out singular,while we are looking in collective.
---Trav on 4/19/10


Thank you, atheist - at least you keep your comments logical - with your rejection of the existence of God [an assumption, you must accept], your comment is very logical
---peter3594 on 4/19/10


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Biggest Mistakes Christians Make
----blog question

Largest: Not finding the second,third scriptural Witness to foundation what they believe. Running off at the mouth without these witnesses or prophets backing them up.

2. Listening to preacher/teachers instead of doing the above. They will not tell you to find the second witness. Most of them don't know. If they did they wouldn't tell you in most cases. You wouldn't need them...then.

3. Building our own mission ...thinking it is what scripture says. Instead of asking the mission director.
---Trav on 4/19/10


I wish to change the question to read like this, what is the biggest mistake I made. I'm certain my biggest mistake is not having enough consideration for other people's ideas. Just yesterday I talked with county jail prisoner who was very articulate and very smart, smarter than me,(that however is not that great of a achievement) still as I talked with him with many people listening I felt that he was the better of me in our discussion concerning God.
---mima on 4/19/10


Based on these blogs, grammatical errors, such as subject/verb agreement and solecisms such as "most single".
---Cluny on 4/18/10


Calling ourselves "Soulwinners."

The Scriptures say clearly God brings us to Jesus and Jesus presents us to the Lord. Are not they the true soulwinners?

Jesus simply asked us to spread the Gospel. So, can't we just be happy with Good News paper boys and girls?
---aka_joseph on 4/19/10


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Catherine...It is when a Christian thinks that God told them to do something when HE DIDN'T!
---KarenD on 4/19/10


Thinking they are men and women of 'god'.
---atheist on 4/19/10


Underestimating the enemy, and over estimaten him....And this is true in the secular and the spiritual realm.
---catherine on 4/19/10


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