Moment of Truth: Casting Down Lies Series

The Moment of Truth Series focuses on popular, false narratives made by people in the body of Christ. This series exposes the lie and then casts it down by revealing the truth of God’s word.

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Moment of Truth: Casting Down Lies #11

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“Don’t follow Christians, follow Christ.”

Are you believing this lie?

I find this interesting because the same people who tell you not follow the Christian example are the same ones who are willing to follow their pastor’s false teachings.

I think we can all agree that bad Christian examples exist. So in that case, yes, Christ is the ultimate example. However, to conclude that Christians cannot be a shining example too, living without sin, is foolish.

A Christian is a little Christ. The “imperfect Christian” fails to understand what Christ has done for us. He gave us the Holy Spirit so that we can be perfect just like Him.

The apostle Paul says three times,

Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me. ~1 Corinthians 4:16 KJV

Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. ~1 Corinthians 11:1 KJV

Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. ~Philippians 3:17 KJV

And another,

That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises. ~Hebrews 6:12 KJV

Notice that Paul, and the writer of Hebrews, taught that we should follow other Christians who walk like those who walk like Christ.

Jesus hated hypocrites. We are supposed to set an example for others to follow. If you cannot trust imitating a Christian leader because they are claiming that they cannot avoid sin, then they are a hypocrite.

Not everyone who leads is a true, Christian leader. Leaders are Christians who are born-again servants, seasoned through sufferings, and who have fulfilled their obedience. They are not people who have simply completed Bible college and they are definitely not those who believe that sin is a hopeless condition, which can never be fixed. In other words, it is more accurate to say, “Do not follow a hypocrite” because we ought to be able to glean from our own godly people and therefore, weigh their sincerity with the example of Christ.

 

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Chariot, B. (Ed.). (2017, March 1). Moment of Truth: Casting Down Lies #11. Retrieved September 13, 2015, from https://awomansaved.com/moment-of-truth-casting-down-lies-11-dont-follow-christians.

Thank you for reading!

Bobbie Chariot

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