Myth #1: Everyone who calls himself / herself a Christian, wears a cross necklace, prays “religiously”, and does good works is a true born-again Christian.
This is not true. Many people who call themselves “Christians” are actually not Christians. Instead they are following a satanic counterfeit (false gospel) and are following “another Jesus” (not the Jesus that the Holy Bible talks about).
Any person that claims that you have to do something else such as being baptized or doing sacraments in addition to being saved, is a false teacher (2 Peter 2:1-3).
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’ — Matthew 7:21-23 (NASB)
Myth #2: Christianity is about trying to be perfect.
Actually Christianity is about doing our best to be like Jesus Christ (1 John 2:6), realizing that we will never be perfect until we are in Heaven (2 Corinthians 5:1-6).
Myth #3: Someone can lose their salvation in Christ Jesus.
The Bible is clear. You cannot lose your salvation.
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.” — John 10:27-28 (NASB)
“For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” — Romans 8:38-39 (NASB)
Myth #4: Christians cannot trust the Bible’s account of creation, because today’s authoritative scientists says that the earth and universe is billions of years old.
There is no evidence for evolution (evolutionary molecules-to-man, evolutionary natural selection, etc.).
People have heard of the evolutionary concept of natural selection. Creationists, for the most part, agree with this concept in the sense that animals can be killed off. Here is an example: Two moths are in a forest. One moth is white the other is black. If the birds in the area can see the white moth more easily, then the white moth will most likely not survive, hence killing off the white moth in the forest. However, the evolutionists will take this a step further and say that animals evolve into other types of animals. This is not true.
There is no supporting evidence of any evolutionary natural selection that has occurred, is occurring, or will occur. Nothing has been observed to show that, for example, a cat can eventually evolve into a cat-bird with wings. Dogs give birth to dogs. Cats give birth to cats. Cats do not come from dogs, and dogs do not come from cats. Each animal has a variety in the gene pool for that particular animal, but nothing new is added to the gene pool.
Remember what the Bible says about people who contradict God’s Word:
“Of course not! Even if everyone else is a liar, God is true. As the Scriptures say about him,
“You will be proved right in what you say,
and you will win your case in court.” – Romans 3:4 NLT
Myth #5: “Turning from your sins” is apart of obtaining salvation.
The Bible never mentions about “turning from your sins” – trying to stop sinning – as a part of being saved. The Bible says:
“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” – Romans 10:9 NLT
Nowhere in that verse says or implies “turning from your sins to be saved”. In other words, you do not have to try to forsake your sins as a part of being saved. That is not Biblical. Unfortunately people who believe this way are not true born-again believers and are bound for Hell.
However if by “turning from your sins” you mean repentance (a change of mind), then that is correct.
Please take note, I am not saying that once you become a true born-again believer, you can just keep on sinning and say to yourself “I can now do anything I want, since I will go to Heaven anyway!”. That is not what I mean. I just want to be clear.
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