In a recent series on “Biblical Salvation verse the Salvation of Religion”, we looked at the Biblical definition of “believe”, “faith”, “grace”, and many other mis-taught, and mis-lived, Biblical principles.

The attached article is based on questions asked to young atheist's who came from christian homes. While they did not concentrate on the bulk of the answers given, they categorized it into a simple reasons of why the teen fell from Christ to atheist: those who profess it don’t actually believe. Once respondent said, "Christianity is something that if you really believed it, it would change your life and you would want to change [the lives] of others. I haven't seen too much of that."

The generic teaching of “belief” in churches today is that of someone who “believes” that something is true, and they base this off of Gen 15:6, Romans 4:3, and Gal 3:6; yet, we see something different in the Bible. The fact that Abraham “believed” is defined by James 2:19-24 when he said the three scriptures were fulfilled by the works of Abraham; in that he was justified by his works (James 2:21, 24), and it was his works that made his faith perfect (James 2:22).

Now that we have a generic false teaching of salvation, and a generic false teaching of a Christian walk, in that all one has to do is believe, and a mis-teaching and mis-representation of what “works” is, the christian looks less Christian with each passing generation; and it’s turning people off. Understanding Laodicea, this generation thinks their rich and they don’t know they are not; yet those looking from the outside in can see the hypocrisy.
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