If you ever hear a Christian say one of the following statements, run away. Fast.
These are the 10 things that if you ever hear another Christian say, red flags should go up in your mind and alarm bells should start sounding. If you know of others, let us know in the comments below!
“Don’t listen to anyone else except for me. I will teach you everything you need to know.”
“Don’t read any book except the Bible.”
“Don’t trust anyone around here except for me. They’re all backstabbers, but you can trust me.”
“If you want to know the scoop on anybody in church, I can tell you all about them.”
“Jesus told me to tell you… [fill in the blank].”
“I know that most Christians throughout church history have taught that this passage means one thing, but last night God showed me what it really means.”
“Every church in town teaches heresy except for us. We are the only ones who teach the truth.”
“God would love you more if….[fill in the blank].” OR “God will stop loving you if…[fill in the blank].”
“The previous three churches I was part of never understood how much God wants to use me, but I believe that this church will see how gifted I am.”
“I earned my Ph.D…. So please call me ‘Dr.’”
This list is not comprehensive. What other sorts of harsh, judgmental, mean, critical, legalistic, or wacky things do Christians say which should warn you to keep away? Let us know in the comments below!