3 Powerful Statements Christians Should Stop Saying!

A few years ago while I was an undergraduate, I attended a Christian fellowship where a powerful minister, Dr. Olukoya, was invited to speak.
 
Though, I was young, his message that day had pierced through my heart and the depth of His teaching. I did not fully understand at that time.
 
It won’t be about six years later the Holy Spirit began unfolding the depth and power of what the minster had taught.
He spoke about how believers had lost their faith as a result of these three careless statements. Today, I will like to share the statements with you.
Draw your seat closer and take a read…
1.    God Will Understand”. Many times we say this, we hide behind excuses.
 
The last time you said “God Will Understand”, what was your real intent? reflect on my own personal life, I couldn’t agree more. I am just as guilty. 
We abuse God’s Grace every time we intentionally continue in sin.
 
Here is what the Scripture says…
What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Romans 6:1 -2
 
Also, when we know what is right and don’t do it, unto us that is sin!
Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
James 4:17
 
2.    It doesn’t matter”. As harmless as it sounds, this statement may cost you a lot more than you bargained for. Dear friend, by now we know the enemy is attacking our Christian
faith. 
Does sin and iniquity not matter anymore to us as believers?
The cheap charade of evil even within the church, does it not matter to us?
 
Consider your own life, what actions do you take and think it doesn’t matter?
 
It may not matter to you but it matters to God.
 
It may not matter to people but it matters to God.
 
There is no fence to sit on. It is time to take a stand against evil and shunning it for good in our personal lives. 
No more hiding under the guise of diplomacy or tolerance. No more “it doesn’t matter”
Let us call that which is evil, evil and good, good. Not the other way round.
 
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Isaiah 5:20
 
3.    Everybody is doing it”. In my opinion, I consider this the most dangerous statement and it should STOP immediately. Dwell deeply on this,
Just because everyone, both high and mighty, is doing it, doesn’t make it right before the Lord.
 
Like the days of Elijah, I am glad to announce to you that not everyone has bowed their heads to Baal.  There is still a remnant reserved!
Alleluia!
 
But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.  Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
Romans 11:4-15
 
Not every believer is compromised today!
Let us choose to straighten our paths before the Lord. I recall 21 Egyptian Christians
killed for their Christian faith.
 
What Bravery!
 
In their death, they have challenged you and I.
 
In their death they have taught us what it means to take a stand for Jesus.
 
In their death, they refused to bow their heads to the god of this world.
 
In their death, they spilled their innocent blood on a dying world just like Abel, Jesus and all the faithful martyrs gone before.
 
Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many
to wrest judgment: 
Exodus 23:2
 
You see friend Jesus is the only person that matters.
 
What people have to say or do don’t matter because they aren’t the ones who died for you to be set free in the first place.
 
It is time to give up on what every other person is doing and follow hard what the Lord wants you to do.
 
What then shall we do?
Like the question the people asked Peter, I am sure you are interested in a way forward. (Acts 2:37)
 
The way forward is RepentanceII Chronicles 7:14
 
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
 
We all have sinned and there is none that is without sin but good news is, the Lord Jesus Christ has shed His Blood for our redemption.
 
Let us pray
Dear Lord, I am here before you, like a lost sheep, I have blindly wandered off in my own path. I acknowledge this day that I am a sinner. I acknowledge that I failed you in many ways. But, dear Lord, you shed precious blood on the cross of Calvary for the remission of my sins. Have mercy upon me and wash away my sins with your precious blood. I, Lord, make this decision today to follow you. Lead me, dear Lord in your paths of righteousness; help me to walk along the paths you have chosen for me .
Dear Lord, take my name away from the Book of the death and write it in the Book of life in Jesus name. Thank you Jesus for embracing me and welcoming me into your fold in Jesus name.
 
Dear friend, if you said that prayer with me, I want to encourage you to stand firm in God’s Word. Get a Bible, find Godly friends and join a Bible-believing fellowship. This with the help of the Holy Spirit will help you grow your faith.
 
Do you have any question, please don’t hesitate to put them in the comments. If you feel shy, use anonymous or contact me personally using the contact form on the right pane.
 
Welcome to God’s Kingdom. I am so delighted to let you know that there is joy in heaven right now (Luke 15:7).
 
God Bless.
By His Great Grace,

Ifeoma Samuel

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87 thoughts on “3 Powerful Statements Christians Should Stop Saying!”

  1. Ooooh. This is powerful.
    We were talking in my Sunday School class yesterday about purity of heart and this statement came up: There is no inconsequential sin. Your words continued my progress in that thinking.

  2. Dear Ifeoma … thank you for putting some of the lies we so easily believe right on the table and turning our hearts toward the truth of God's Word. For in it is everything we need for life and godliness.

    What a great start to the day … thank you, friend …

  3. Ifeoma, This is such a powerful post!

    I have been guilty of saying these things and I was deeply convicted by your insight that "We abuse God’s Grace every time we intentionally continue in sin."

    Iron sharpening iron…

    I fear, though, that the modern church itself is now speaking those dangerous phrases. But we as individual believers, who make up the whole body, by individually repenting in our own lives, can ultimately make repentance a reality in the church as a whole.

    Thank you so much for sharing my friend.

    I am always deeply edified when I visit your blog. 🙂

  4. These are three statements that we definitely need to cull from our vocabulary! God calls us into a closer relationship with him–and all three statements just drive a wedge between us and our God.

  5. Hey Ifeoma, I am so happy you remembered this powerful message and are sharing it here with us at Tell me a Story. God does understand, but it is NOT an excuse to sin. It does matter – for a little snake bite can still kill you. And everybody is doing it. OH not so. As a child this statement did not sit well with my mother. She said, Hazel if everybody jumped off the Bridge, would you do it too. Not a good reason to do things God has put his finger on and pushed the delete button. Thank you for sharing with us here at Tell me a Story.

  6. Hello, friend! I'm your neighbor on Testimony Tuesday, so good to connect again!
    Ah, this post is full of truth. So many times I used the excuse "God will understand" and abused the grace given me. But that's not God's intent with grace, is it? I'm so glad Elijah stood against Baal (GREAT analogy, by the way), even though everyone else was doing it!

  7. Such a timely and needed post, Ifeoma! I think these are excellent truths! I will share them with my teenage children because they definitely need to hear them too! Thank you for giving us all something to think and pray about.

  8. Amen, Ifeoma! I pray we be more afraid of offending God than offending men. May we stand for our faith and live our life for His glory, without compromise. Thank you, Ifeoma, for sharing your heart at #IntentionalTuesday on Intentionally Pursuing. : )

  9. We were just teaching our tween discipleship group about confession, discussing how all sin is separation from God, which means all sins matter. These are such great points, especially for young people who continually feel this pressure to conform and experiment.

    • Something to think about, Jen…
      Thanks for your discipleship class. I pray that more young people see the need to stand firm especially now.
      Thank you for joining in, Jen.
      Sweet Blessings to you.

  10. Powerful words and a beautiful reminder no matter what is going on in our lives doesn't give us the right to choose to not stay on the path the Lord has for us. Thank you for linking up with Thankful Thursdays!

  11. Great post, Ifeoma. I was curious to see what the three statements were going to be. 🙂 And I agree with you that we should stop saying all three. So thankful for God’s grace that always gives us a clean slate new every morning.

  12. Great advice here, Ifeoma! I completely agree the third one is the worst: Everyone is doing it. I said that often as a very young person thinking it was truly an acceptable excuse. I'm incredibly thankful to have come so far from those long ago days. Thank you for sharing this important reminder!

  13. Such a great post full of truth…perhaps hard truth to hear, but truth, nonetheless. We must follow Jesus wholeheartedly in the day in which we live, otherwise we will become salt that has lost its saltiness in a world that desperately needs the flavoring of Christ. So glad I stopped in today. I'm #23 at #fmfparty.

  14. These are wonderful and truthful reminders for believers. We need to be the light of the world, and it can begin with our speech. Thank you neighbor from Simple Moments Stick for a bold wake up call for many. Enjoy your weekend.

  15. I couldn't agree more. I think God understands why we sin, because He knows our sin nature–but that doesn't mean He accepts our sin. How arrogant are we when we take His grace for granted and willingly do things that offend and grieve the Holy One?

    Sometimes when I am tempted, I think about the preciousness of the blood of Christ, how much He sacrificed for me out of pure love for me. That usually turns me away from the temptation!

    Stopping by from Five Minute Friday. Have a blessed week!

  16. I agree with you, Ifeoma. I don't see any good coming from these statements, especially coming from those who profess a faith in Christ. Jesus cares about all the intricate details of our lives and wants to walk in the truth! Thank you for sharing. Our words are so important.

  17. Well said Ifeoma. I would add to number three that is "everybody's doing it" then you're probably in the wrong boat as we are not meant to fit in with the rest of the world! We are sojourners, called to be the light and salt of the world during our time on this Earth.

  18. Very good. Yes we must not compromise our faith. We certainly will be tempted to do so in our walk, but we have to stand strong no matter what. We can't let our guard down. Look how many football teams got beat by teams they shouldn't have, just because they took it for granted they would run over them. Stand strong. Stay close to Jesus and keep our armor on.

  19. I agree these are really dangerous statements. The first one seems so benign. God does understand, but that does not give us license to sin and let Him down. He knows we are human, but as we walk and grow in Him, He expects us to flee from sin and evil. Thanks for these important reminders and for sharing on Literacy Musing Mondays.

  20. How can I have a personal relationship with Jesus? How can I know for sure I am forgiven. I have been such a bad person all my life, I have done things that I find it hard to believe Jesus
    would forgive me.
    Rue

    • Hi Rue, I am glad you desire to walk with God closely. Firstly, thank you for praying the prayer above, you are welcome to God's Kingdom.

      Many of us were once sinners and have done bad things too. But Jesus has set us free from that horrible past, just like He has done for you, Rue.

      Growing deeper in faith is a journey. It doesn't happen all at once. God draws you closer to Him as you have opened your heart to seek Him. Start gently by studying your Bible. You can get a devotional or use Bible gateways' devotional app here:
      https://www.biblegateway.com/app/
      It is free.

      You can also find a Bible Study group or Christian friends around you to encourage you in your journey.

      When you remember your past, don't allow it weigh you down. Romans 8:15 says There is no condemnation for you! Yes Rue.

      When you are newly born again, the enemy tries to weigh you down with lies and bring up your past, confront him with this Word,
      "You are Forgiven, You have a new slate, a clean sheet, God has given you a New Life in Christ Jesus".

      Don't hesitate to write in where you need clarification. I will by God's grace try as much as I can to help you.

      Loads of Love Rue

  21. Hi ifeoma! Oh yes, these lines, esp no.1 is the most common thing that most Christian say, like, for me, why would you let God understand you? why not you alone understand and serve God? 🙂 He's not the one to adjust but us for Him. 🙂

  22. Oh, Ifeoma! How thoughtful of you to care and share these words to illuminate us on the carelessness of our words. CONVICTION! Every word lifts or lowers – speaks life or death. Mindful…much more mindful of what and how I speak. THANK YOU! Susan

  23. Hi Ifeoma, Thank you for such a wonderful post. Those three statements create such apathy and I see more and more how our world is infected with apathy. Thank you for speaking such truth into the lives of many!
    Blessings and smiles, my friend!
    Lori

  24. Yes, yes, yes. This is really thought-provoking and enlightening. Thank you, Ifeoma.
    We should start using words correctly because words are powerful. Especially with us Christians. Our faith should be shown in our words as well.

    • Hi friend, good to have you visit. Trust you have been well?
      I agree with you here. We ought to be careful of words because they matter.
      Thank you Lux.
      Loads of Blessings to you, friend

  25. I agree "Everyone's doing it" is such a dangerous statement to make and one we use to excuse behavior we KNOW is not Godly…otherwise we wouldn't feel the need to justify it by using these words! #CoffeeForTheHeart

  26. Ifeoma, this is wonderful. So glad to get a glimpse of your Spiritual journey and to be reminded of these powerful lies so that I can turn tot he truth instead. Your words are such a blessing, dear lady.

    • Hi Bethany, it is beautiful having you read through. If we aren't careful with these lies, we gradually begin to accept them! Awful!
      Thank you friend. I am glad you were blessed.
      Sweet Blessings to you

  27. Dank je wel voor deze goede boodschap! Ik ben blij met je eerlijkheid en je oprechte liefde voor het Woord en voor onze Zaligmaker Jezus Christus

    So, thank you!Thank you for your powerful statements.

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