9 Common Lies Christians Believe comes out February 19, 2019!
This is not a theological commentary. Although there is no deep exegesis, Bible verses are examined in context and explained why it doesn't support the common lie. There are so many stories, it feels like I'm reading a devotional. Too many stories. I just want to get to the point - why are they lies? We determine if something's a lie, not because all the sad stories in the chapter makes us feel it. It's determined by logical interpretations of the Word of God. So this book
I don't agree that all 9 are common beliefs. For example, although I know some Christians who cannot forgive themselves, I don't think it's common that many Christians believe that God cannot forgive them. Here's a few points that were presented in the book.
1: God won't give me more than I can handle
All of life is more than we can handle; we need God's help to handle it.
Yes, God gives you more than you can handle. It's actually, God won't give you more than He can handle.
3: God just wants me to be happy.
This is a weak chapter. He pretty much says God wants us to have joy, there's a difference. OK then, is it "God just wants me to have joy?" That's also a lie. There's a greater purpose than just having joy. Life isn't about me. I was hoping he would approach the lie in this way, but he doesn't.
5: Follow your heart
Don't follow your heart. Follow God.
9: Believe in Yourself
Yes, I admit it's a common lie, even among Christians. But I think every true disciple can defeat this lie of the self-esteem movement.
I would like to thank Multnomah Publishers for an advance copy of this book: