Taken from A Bible Study and True Christianity.

1. True Christianity must line up with the Bible, the word of God. True Christianity pronounces Jesus Christ to be the son of God and believes that He is the only way to salvation and forgiveness.

2. True Christianity will be rejected by the vast majority. This has always been the case throughout history. In Noah’s time only 8 people were saved in the whole world. In Lot’s time only Lot and his family were saved in two cities. The Bible says that our time will be similar to Noah and Lot’s time so it is very likely that the percentage of people saved could be similar.

3. True Christianity will be considered radical by most people. Jesus, the apostles and the prophets were considered radical. The Bible says that Christians are a peculiar people.

4. True Christianity will boldly rebuke and hate evil to such a large extent that those who preach the truth will greatly upset those who are evil. Those who preach truth will suffer persecution as a result.

5. True Christianity will be controversial and cause divisions (Luke 12: 51,52). To cause these divisions major change would have to occur in someone’s life which would upset others.

6. True Christianity will testify that almost everything that almost everyone does is evil.

7. True Christianity will be about true love, which is sharing and caring for others, where the main focus is to proclaim or aid the proclamation of the Gospel.

8. True Christianity will not be conformed to the world by accepting or desiring materialism, money and commercialism as a good thing or a part of life.

9. True Christianity will not be able to be proved wrong, although people may appear to make it sound untrue by arguing against it by using false statements.

10. True Christianity will not be deceptive or misleading or cause people to believe a lie. It will be about honesty and truth. People today are saying misleading things such as that the church is fine. They say people are supposed to be getting healed everywhere and saying they are healed when they are not. This could be compared to a dishonest salesman who says something is great when it does not work in order to get people to accept their product or system.

11. True Christianity is positive about good things and doing God’s will, but it hates evil. It is not like the mainstream that is positive about many evil things. Saying that something evil is good is only leading people to do evil. Many people say that things are fine and that many people are being saved and doing God’s will when this is not true. This is only suppressing the fact that the world is almost totally evil and causing people not to repent.

12. True Christianity has the fruits of commitment to doing God’s will and it will follow the historical example of those who did God’s will such as Jesus, the Apostles and the Prophets. Using your time and money to do God’s will is the purpose of life. The majority don’t do God’s will by working for the corrupt system or spending their money and time on unnecessary things

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Comments
  1. Bruce says:

    There is some good discussion and Christian overviews with reference to Eckhart Tolle’s book, “A New Earth” at the following links that are worth checking out….

    http://prolepticlife.wordpress.com/

    and

    http://bcooper.wordpress.com

  2. Douglas K. Adu-Boahen says:

    That’s great stuff, Bro. Alan! Hope you enjoy your Bank Holiday, bro!

  3. Alan Higgins says:

    I would enjoy it more if I wasnt at work 😦

  4. lavrai says:

    Hi, Alan. Great post. It sums it right up.

    Thinking about distinguishing real Christianity from Satan’s gospel reminds me of those old commercials comparing Coke and Pepsi, in which people were blindfolded and had to distinguish the difference based on the taste of each.

    I guess that’s kind of how it is with this new doctrine sneaking into the Church…but some people are refusing to take off the blindfold even after “tasting the bitterness” of the Satan’s false gospel.

    Anyway, I think I’m going to add this link to one of my posts.

    Peace.

  5. Alan Higgins says:

    I like that Coke and Pepsi anaology

  6. Douglas K. Adu-Boahen says:

    That is one great analogy, Lavrai. I often see this with my dad. Despite me showing him films “The Many Faces of Benny Hinn”, “The Signs and Wonders Movement Exposed”, “Christian Counterfeiters” and most importantly, showing him from Scripture that a man like Benny Hinn is not to be trusted, he just won’t see the evidence for what it says

  7. Anon says:

    True Christianity is Westboro Baptist Church?

  8. Anon says:

    (By which I mean distinguishing truth from falsity by looking for beliefs that are distrusted and which believe that most things are evil, in ways that are unfalsifiable, with an honest fanaticism, and which command their followers to devote all their resources to the group is a very very bad idea, given the huge range of terrorist groups, cults, suicide sects and so on this covers in this day and age.)

  9. Pastor Benjamin Modimoeng says:

    Guys remeber the bible say that satan will disguise himself as a shining angel of God, well if he is to look like an angel of God he cant Go to operate in Night club or in brothels but he will operate in the church. and hey we allow him because of lack of knowledge. many of this people who are deceived by these false prophetes like saying that satan is a fool even though he outsmart them.

    God’s Love

  10. Alan Higgins says:

    Anon Westboro Baptist Church is not a good representation of Christianity and I apologise. The Phelps are the worst typr of ‘advert’ for christianity and by their behaviour, I dont even believe they are christians as true christians would not do the things that they do ie picket at dead soldiers funerals. They make the scriptures say something that it des not and twist it to suit themselves. That is the characteristic of “most terorist groups, cults, suicide sects and so on”

    But what I would ask you is if your friend punched me and I said that I hate you, that would not be fair would it? In the same way, do not judge christianity or more importantly Jesus Christ on the basis or the actions of his followers or presumed followers.

  11. Hannah says:

    Alan, would you mind expanding on item 6 please? In particular how do you define evil? Thanks!

  12. Alan Higgins says:

    In a nutshell, evil is sin and sin is the breaking of God’s laws which we all do

  13. Hannah says:

    You are referring to the verse ‘all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God’ then yes?

    You say ‘True Christianity will testify that almost everything that almost everyone does is evil.’

    I don’t understand the terms ‘almost’ in your post in light of the above verse. Are you saying that sometimes we are sinners, and sometimes we are not??

    Thanks.

  14. Alan Higgins says:

    Remember I copied this from another website. I think the point the person was tring to get across was that our righteousness is as filthy rags. I hope that clarifies things a bit but I do understand your concern

  15. Hannah says:

    Oh, pardon me, I’m new to this site, and because it simply says ‘by Alan Higgins’ under the heading of this posting, I assumed that you were the author and had also posted the same article at the destination of the link beneath! Perhaps ‘posted by Alan Higgins’ would be more precise?!

    Anyhow I have to say, this article does greatly trouble me, it’s like the author has grasped a few fundamental Christian truths and peppered them with erroneous thoughts from his own mind, certainly not Spirit-led ones.

    His name is Richard Hole, and looking through his websites I am even more troubled. Here is a quote from his own self-penned autobiography; (http://www.advantagein.com/autobiography/)

    —“Some of my Christian friends and I are yet to meet anyone that can produce evidence that God answers prayer or supernaturally guides and helps in the ways asked of in my questions on the website….If we associated with such people, it would help us find or walk with God so that we can do His ministry more efficiently. Then we would be more easily able to encourage people to walk with God and form Christian groups. If you know the contacts of any committed Christians or Christian groups who could help in ways described please let me know.
    My concern is that God is not obviously helping those that we know as explained above. Instead our lives consist of chaos and relentless frustrating problems without an obvious positive purpose. I feel that God is angry with myself and other people that I know because what God promises the righteous is not occurring in our lives. I know that we should not blame God and that it is the devils fault or our fault. However, I find it hard to be righteous and as a result I often feel angry with God and feel that He does not love me or the others that I know. This is especially so when things go wrong. I feel that I need some people who are obviously led and helped by God for fellowship so that they can pray for me. This would hopefully help me overcome psychological problems and find a close relationship with God.”—

    My view is that this is a very clever guy who has recognised the sovereignity and power of Jesus Christ and sincerely wants to fulfill his potential in the Lord but is trying to use human abilities to achieve this and seeking God in entirely the wrong way! The Tower of Babel springs to mind, man trying to reach God through his own works rather than allowing God to bridge the gap in His grace which is what was achieved by Jesus on the cross.

    If you substitute the word ‘christianity’ in the article above for the name of any cult or religion, and replace references to the bible and Jesus with the names of the relevant holy book and prophet, the article would seem just as compelling to the followers of whatever religion or cult had been substituted, and that is because it promotes elitism. A key ingredient in the mix of most religions and cults, but certainly never practised by Jesus and the apostles!

    I wholeheartedly agree that there is much false doctrine and mis-leading in the mainstream church today and fully support the raising of awareness of it. But being in opposition to the apostate church does not automatically make anybody an approved and well-informed teacher! Studying the word of God and seeking and receiving His guidance and revelation of Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit is the only way to the truth, and sadly I do not see signs that Richard Hole has fully realised this yet.

  16. Steve Nelson says:

    Dear Alan,

    I was browsing the internet the other day,when i came accross your website. What jumped out at me was your comment ‘ 1. “True Christianity must line up with the Bible.” As Jehovah’s witnesses we too recognise the Bible as the supreme authority in a Christians life. Everything a Christian needs to know is Found in Scripture (2 Tim.3:16,17) and we are not authorised to add to,or take anything away. (Gal.1:8,9; Rev.22:18,19) We wouldn’t dare.
    Like Jesus we expect to be hated, and we are often spoken against, (John 15:18; Acts 28:22) some even claim that we are not true Christains, and that we don’t believe in Jesus, yet we fully endorse what Peter said regarding Jesus Christ: “there is not another name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must get saved.”- Acts 4:12. So where that idea comes from is anyones guess.
    What do you think ?
    Thanks for listening.
    Steve Nelson
    eizabethnelson06@aol.com

  17. Alan Higgins says:

    Thanks for visiting. Unfortunately, I too do not believe that JWs are christians. One reason is that we believe in two different Jesus’s. My Jesus is God. Your one is not. Please see https://realchristianity.wordpress.com/2007/12/04/is-jesus-god/

    • Hi Alan

      Very good website. Check out my Christian blog.

      http://jlandbirk.blogspot.com

      I’ve embeded a few videos on false teaching / the emerging church.

      God Bless

    • This is true. The Jehovah’s Witness, while generally being good people, are not fellow Christians. Jesus is God. He is an aspect of God, as is the Holy Spirit. One question I ask of Jehovah’s Witnesses is the following:

      Throughout the Bible, when men fell to worship at the feet of angels, the angels always told them to rise up — “We are only servants, like you,” they would say. “Don’t worship us. Worship God.” But when people fell to worship at Jesus’ feet, Jesus never once rebuked them. If Jesus is a created entity, and not God, then Jesus would be an imposter, a liar, and definitely not of God.

  18. An excellent post! So-called Christianity today has only become a conglomeration of people with “itching ears” who “heap teachers unto themselves”. They have become social clubs, places to go to hear things that make them feel good about themselves and walk away with warm fuzzies, rather than meditating on the serious things that often hurt, but lead us to strength and good standing with God. So many doctrines today, as well as many more “preachers”, focus only on making people feel good. The result is a mass of stagnant “Christians”, seeds that have fallen on rocky ground, only to wither and fall away under the heat of persecution. People spend so much time looking for a “good church” that they forget to look for “good doctrine”, which only comes from the Word of God.

    Visit my blog, “Tradition Or Truth?” at http://www.traditionortruth.wordpress.com.

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