10 things every Christian should stop doing.

Posted: September 26, 2015 in Ugandan things

The bible which is the holy book of Christians is very clear about what a Christian can and cannot do. “Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s Table, and of the table of devil.”(1 Corinthians 10: 21 ) In order to effectively seek God and hear from him, there are things Christians should stop doing. Christians are supposed to live and behave in a certain way. Some do them intentionally while others have no idea they are wrong.
1.They Judge others
Christians should stop judging others. They should welcome everyone as they are. People come to church with different backgrounds and imperfections to be fixed. Christians should stop segregating people of God. Christians must minister love and care to the hurting world. Jesus did interact with all classes of people including prostitutes. There was even this one time when he used a hated Samaritan as an example of how we are supposed to take care of each other.
2.Do not read the bible and are ignorant of God’s word.
Some Christians feel ashamed to carry their bibles.The devil can attack or tempt a Christian with right scripture turned upside down. Satan can use the truth about your problem when it is convenient. Christians Should always read the bible to be ready. They should never forget to ask God for wisdom and understanding before reading the holy book. Ignorance of the word of God makes Christians prone to believe anything just because their pastor said so.
There is an old song verse that explains it all.
Read your bible
Pray everyday
Pray everyday
If you want to grow

If Ugandan martyrs accepted to die because of their faith, why would a Christian fail to carry a bible with them. I don’t think that carrying a bible is heavier compared to a laptop bag.

3. Religious prostitutes.
Moving from one church to another .They never settle since they have set standards of their ideal church not what God had in plan. Many people change churches due to various reasons. They focus on beauty of church, comfortable seats, eloquent pastors, and music instruments not their spiritual nourishment. Some men of God advertise themselves as final dealers. Many look at pastors as too holy and cannot serve God if they sinned. Christians believe in personalities not God. Some will move when a church leader also moves.
Bible already warns us to respect and support ministry for success “Giving no offence in anything, that the ministry be not blamed” (2corinthians 6:3)

4. Make money important before God
Tithing and offertory is optional. Many Christians are offended when asked to give. Many have made money more important than God. Money makes them hate God to the level of reducing the tithe. The love of money really is the root of all sorts of evil. Christians should make choices about what to do with their money every day. Some Christians participate in tax evasion which is not of God. Bible commands Christians to give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s. Actions with money matter before God. Some Christians do the unthinkable of Going to church to get changed money. Christians should go to church with the exact money denomination they want to offer or use electronic money transfers. Disrespect for church finances continues among Christians. Some people have been arrested stealing offertory money. Some believers concentrate on accountability of offertory which is not their role. They should leave that for God to handle. Tithe is one tenth of annual produce or earnings of an individual taken to Church. Christians should learn to tithe not five percent but ten percent. If Christians do not offer, God can still have the money his way. He is the creater. “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” (Luke 6:38)“Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD” (Psalms 4:5)
5. Do not believe in miracles
Some Christians suffer because they do not believe in miracles. They live as if miracles in the bible cannot happen to them. Christians are able to do more than what Jesus did. “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father” ( John 14:12) Christians should no charge others for the miracles they perform. It is unacceptable for Christians to hear or read about miracles and do not believe at all. Many believe God cannot heal anyone of HIV/Aids.“Heal the sick, raise the dead, and cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.” (Matthew 10:8).
6. Don’t pray regularly.
Christians should start believing and trusting in the power of prayer. Bible commands us to pray without ceasing. Some Christians pray only when they are in trouble and cannot even pray before they eat. Bible says that Lack if you ask not. Prayer is a communication tool between God and people. Christians talk to God and he also answers. Christians must prayer about everything by asking for anything in God’s name. Prayer is a communication to God. “Pray without ceasing” (1thessalonians 5:17)
7. Giving up on God easily.
Christians should always understand God’s no and yes. God’s will is not necessarily the same as personal desires of a Christians. They live without hope for the future because of impatience. Christians must start to put all their trust in God without fail. This makes them easily accept Satan.

8. Telling lies.
Christians should stop telling lies. Christians use God’s name for evil purposes. Truth will set a Christian free. Bible warns us against telling lies and talks about repercussion. “The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.” (Proverbs 12:19). “For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.” (Proverbs 8:7)
9. Showing off in places of worship
Christians look at church as areas to Show off their latest shoes, clothes and electronic gadgets. Some even intentionally activate loud car alarms. Tabs should not be welcome in church. Church is a scared place. Christians must treat church as an altar for God.
10. Don’t Love like Christ did
You are expected to show unconditional love to even enemies. Christians should stop only showing love to people who love them or those they love. Christians should stop loving with terms and conditions attached.

Ivan N Baliboola
PR and Organisational diagnosis Specialist


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