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  • Writer's picturePaul Condello

Rethinking How You See Your Faith

How a Christian sees their beliefs can cast the wrong light on what Christianity is supposed to be about at times.


The way some Christians learn about their faith and experience it can mislead them into seeing it in a negative light at times.

Christians, for some of you, the way you think about your faith may keep you from embracing it more fully. For example, do you see Christian teachings about how to treat people more as difficult rules to follow than a way of living that helps you treat people better? The way some Christians learn about their faith and experience it can mislead them into seeing it in a negative light at times. This isn't necessarily the same as having been taught some form of heresy, but it can lead to some of the same problems. However, Christians struggling with this situation who personally want to embrace their faith more fully may find it helpful to try rethinking how they see their faith.


One strategy is to think about the real purposes of Christian beliefs. For example, consider what you have been taught about how to treat people. Why are you not supposed to mock someone for a laugh? Is this just a rule to keep you from having fun, or does it keep you from upsetting someone's day when you know you wouldn't want someone to upset yours?

 

It can also help to talk with a Christian who you know strongly embraces their beliefs and genuinely seems to appreciate them. Asking them how they think about the beliefs you feel you might see the wrong way can help. You can then share what you learn with someone else who has the same struggle you did.

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