Sounds like Biblical Phrases.

Misconceptions, of God, misinterpretation of scripture, lifting scriptures out of context  to validate a way of belief is a very misleading and defeating practice. This practice is nothing other than the “blind being leaders of the blind causing both to fall in the ditch” of confusion  causing the water of confusion to confuse many.

Not only that, there are some quotes, such as, ”God helps those who help themselves” or “Cleanliness is next to Godliness”, if I asked you to find the bible passage most people would search the scriptures trying to find it! Because we have heard the phrases from the pulpit and in the “church” context, most people think it is in the bible, yet it is not biblical phrases. The first phrase has been abused by people thinking, “unless I do then God don’t”, it advocates that a person can work their way into receiving from God and gain entrance to heaven. This misrepresents the fact that salvation is by Grace and Grace alone.

What about the well meaning phrase, “just accept Jesus into your heart and you will be saved”. How can this phrase not be scriptural? Why is this phrase a misrepresentation of scripture? There are those who “invited Jesus into their heart” and sincerely meant they were trusting Him as their personal Savior, and salvation is theirs. However, there are many who think that by simply saying a prayer in which they “invite Jesus into their heart,” they’re saved. In this case, their trust is in a prayer formula, not in a Savior who died on a cross.

Ninety-eight times in the Gospel of John, the book whose purpose was to tell us how to receive eternal life (John 20:31), we’re told to believe. It means “to trust in Christ alone as our only way to salvation” There may be nothing wrong with someone praying to tell God they’re trusting Christ alone, but he/she must be aware that going forward in an “alter” service and repeating some prayer doesn’t save; it’s trusting Christ that saves.

Let me state that, a phrase that is quoted from the pulpit or by believers, although may be well meaning and sound biblical, may not be biblical nor scripturally correct and, it may leave the wrong impression with people that will hinder their relationship with God.

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