31 SIGNS YOU MIGHT BE APOSTATE (Check your spiritual pulse.)

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31 SIGNS YOU MIGHT BE APOSTATE
(Think about these before reacting.)



1. You've been saved for years and all you have to say about God is that He saved you.
(...)


2.
The things of God are not your primary interest and concern.



3. You know more about business and pop-culture than you do about your God and His Word.





4. You are the sun in your solar system and Jesus Christ is Pluto.



5.
You're an entertainment junkie.




6.
You're rich.


7. You prefer traditions over truth.



8. You're popular with Christians.
(?!)



9. You're popular with non-Christians.




10.
You attend "E
NTERTAINMENT & FLUFF R US" church; and even there you're playing with your phone...



11.
You're more "zealous" for your favorite sports team than you are for Jesus Christ.





12.
Your vehicle, home, and person are covered in Christian "FLAIR"...but Christ in you is like a pen-light with a low battery.





13. You're a "conviction-phobe".




14. You can't even swallow spiritual MILK without chocolate or strawberry and a swirly straw.




15. You'd rather have someone else dispense the Word of God to you and interpret it for you than read it for yourself.




16. The fruits of the Spirit aren't INCREASING in you.




17. Jesus is everything to you except MASTER.




18. You can recite what David wrote---but you don't truly empathize.


19. The only time you feel "spiritual" is when you listen to
Christian music.





20. O-B-E-Y is a "four-letter-word" to you.





21.
You can't tell a
FALSE prophet from a true one.




22. Your life is a "Christianized" version of your unsaved neighbors'.




23. You judge yourself by comparing yourself to your unsaved neighbors and other Christians rather than to Christ and by the standard of the New Testament.




24. You want to do all sorts of things "For Jesus"---except what He actually wants you to do...



25. You think God exists to serve you.





26. You think that the only reason God saved you was so that you wouldn't go to the lake of fire.




27. You don't think you owe Him EVERYTHING (or anything) for saving you.




28. The commandments of the New Testament "interfere" with your life rather than directing it.




29. You want to get as CLOSE to sin as possible without being indicted or punished, rather than desiring and trying to stay AS FAR AWAY FROM IT as possible.


30. You love the praise of man more than the praise of God.




31. YOU THINK CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIANITY IS "A-OKAY"!


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(If this list describes you---and it doesn't bother you---it's probably too late for you.


If this list describes you and it DOES bother you, do something about it TODAY .)


May the grace of our Lord
Jesus Christ,
and the mercy of God,
be with you.
 
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For this very reason make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue,
and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control,
and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness,
and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.

For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective
or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind,
having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins.

Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to make your calling and election sure,
for if you practice these things you will never fall.

For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


(2 PETER 1:5-11)
 

Seedz

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oh boy....
 

stand2

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A great opportunity to set some goals for the year to come !! AMEN.
 

PennEd

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31 SIGNS YOU MIGHT BE APOSTATE
(Think about these before reacting.)



1. You've been saved for years and all you have to say about God is that He saved you.
(...)


2.
The things of God are not your primary interest and concern.



3. You know more about business and pop-culture than you do about your God and His Word.





4. You are the sun in your solar system and Jesus Christ is Pluto.



5.
You're an entertainment junkie.




6.
You're rich.


7. You prefer traditions over truth.



8. You're popular with Christians.
(?!)



9. You're popular with non-Christians.




10.
You attend "E
NTERTAINMENT & FLUFF R US" church; and even there you're playing with your phone...



11.
You're more "zealous" for your favorite sports team than you are for Jesus Christ.





12.
Your vehicle, home, and person are covered in Christian "FLAIR"...but Christ in you is like a pen-light with a low battery.





13. You're a "conviction-phobe".




14. You can't even swallow spiritual MILK without chocolate or strawberry and a swirly straw.




15. You'd rather have someone else dispense the Word of God to you and interpret it for you than read it for yourself.




16. The fruits of the Spirit aren't INCREASING in you.




17. Jesus is everything to you except MASTER.




18. You can recite what David wrote---but you don't truly empathize.


19. The only time you feel "spiritual" is when you listen to
Christian music.





20. O-B-E-Y is a "four-letter-word" to you.





21.
You can't tell a
FALSE prophet from a true one.




22. Your life is a "Christianized" version of your unsaved neighbors'.




23. You judge yourself by comparing yourself to your unsaved neighbors and other Christians rather than to Christ and by the standard of the New Testament.




24. You want to do all sorts of things "For Jesus"---except what He actually wants you to do...



25. You think God exists to serve you.





26. You think that the only reason God saved you was so that you wouldn't go to the lake of fire.




27. You don't think you owe Him EVERYTHING (or anything) for saving you.




28. The commandments of the New Testament "interfere" with your life rather than directing it.




29. You want to get as CLOSE to sin as possible without being indicted or punished, rather than desiring and trying to stay AS FAR AWAY FROM IT as possible.


30. You love the praise of man more than the praise of God.




31. YOU THINK CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIANITY IS "A-OKAY"!


* * * * * * *


(If this list describes you---and it doesn't bother you---it's probably too late for you.


If this list describes you and it DOES bother you, do something about it TODAY .)


May the grace of our Lord
Jesus Christ,
and the mercy of God,
be with you.
Yeah..... I think quite a few of us are rock solid on 21!
 

tourist

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The list does not describe me in any detail at all so I'm all good.
 

JesusLives

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Great another check list of do's or don'ts just what I wanted to start the new year.
 

NotmebutHim

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"I find then a law, that evil is present with me, the one who wills to do good. For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man. But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord! [FONT=&quot]So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.[/FONT]"

-Romans 7:21-25
 

BillG

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How many of the 31 do you have to fall foul off in order to be considered an apostate?
 

Lynx

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Wait, wait, wait... that #6, didn't Jesus say all things were possible with God? I know some rich christians. They use their money to do much good.


One sign you might be a Pharisee, is if you make a lot of lists against which to check other christians and judge whether they are REAL christians.
 

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Wait, wait, wait... that #6, didn't Jesus say all things were possible with God? I know some rich christians. They use their money to do much good.


One sign you might be a Pharisee, is if you make a lot of lists against which to check other christians and judge whether they are REAL christians.
Yeah, sorta the list that Santa makes to see who's naughty or nice.
 

Lynx

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How many of the 31 do you have to fall foul off in order to be considered an apostate?
I hear it's three strikes and you're out.

Or... wait, maybe that's a different kind of game with three strikes. Maybe here it's one strike.

Anyway, I don't run into any of them... but if I DID, would I be able to recognize it? If I'm an apostate christian, would I recognize the flaws in my life. For that matter, does anybody, even a REAL christian, recognize the flaws in his own life?

And speaking of flaws, I notice there was nothing in that list about judging other people... Bible does say a few things about that.
 

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And speaking of flaws, I notice there was nothing in that list about judging other people... Bible does say a few things about that.
That's number 32.
 
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Wait, wait, wait... that #6, didn't Jesus say all things were possible with God? I know some rich christians. They use their money to do much good.


One sign you might be a Pharisee, is if you make a lot of lists against which to check other christians and judge whether they are REAL christians.

A Pharisee wouldn't care one wit about his brother's spiritual condition.
 

Seedz

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Do's and don'ts?
You must really hate the New Testament then. It's full of them.
(For our good, by the way.)

It is not about dos and dont'ts....

It is about avoiding things that will only bring darkness to your life.
 

BillG

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I hear it's three strikes and you're out.

Or... wait, maybe that's a different kind of game with three strikes. Maybe here it's one strike.

Anyway, I don't run into any of them... but if I DID, would I be able to recognize it? If I'm an apostate christian, would I recognize the flaws in my life. For that matter, does anybody, even a REAL christian, recognize the flaws in his own life?

And speaking of flaws, I notice there was nothing in that list about judging other people... Bible does say a few things about that.
If you were an apostate you wouldn't give two hoots and wouldn't be reading this thread. A list of 31 yet not one of them says identifies what apostasy is.

If a genuine believer can commit apostasy then that is to totally reject Jesus as the son of God who died and rose again.
Once again if you did that then you would not be on this site.
 

Lynx

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A Pharisee wouldn't care one wit about his brother's spiritual condition.
A Pharisee would care a LOT about other christians' condition. Mostly they check other people to make sure the outside of the cup is clean.
If you were an apostate you wouldn't give two hoots and wouldn't be reading this thread. A list of 31 yet not one of them says identifies what apostasy is.

If a genuine believer can commit apostasy then that is to totally reject Jesus as the son of God who died and rose again.
Once again if you did that then you would not be on this site.
Then why do we need this list?

Ooooh, I know! So we can make sure the people we know are all real christians! We can use this list to check all the people around us who SAY they are christians, and make sure they are REAL christians. Cool! I'm gonna go do an inventory of all my friends now. Don't want to be surrounded by fake christians. ;)