In The Counterfeit Christian Apostle Lopez discusses the challenges those who accepted the call of Christ on their lives will face, the right heart attitude and proper positioning to the challenges, and how God uses those challenges to mature us to the point of forming us into the genuine article called “Christian”.
What is the false Christianity?
The false Christian focuses on himself and his own idea of external works to gain a good standing with God, while never recognizing the sin and rebellion against the Lord deep within his own heart. In doing so, the false Christian shows that he is not focusing upon God and the works that are truly pleasing to God.
What is the counterfeit of faith?
A fake faith stands in contrast to authentic faith. A fake faith stems from a wrong attitude, puts the emphasis in the wrong place, aims in the wrong direction, and/or encourages the wrong expressions. Fake faith comes in many forms, but I see four clear and common examples among Christians throughout the West.
What is the purest denomination of Christianity?
Orthodoxy was the oldest and purest form of Christianity, but it does not always follow the orthodox tenets of Christianity. Any organization that involves humans in its leadership will be changed over time.
What is authentic Christianity?
Authentic Christianity, as it relates to authentic humanity, is validated and affirmed as the presence of God manifested within the human condition. We hold this to be self-evident in the person of Jesus Christ, truly God and truly Man, a blended reality (John 1:14).
What does Matthew 24 say?
“Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, the moon shall not give its light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.
What does the Bible say about true believers?
True believers are humble.
They are “meek and lowly of heart,” ready to be taught things they “never had supposed,” as was Moses, one of the most meek men upon the earth (see Moses 1:7–11, Num. 12:3). They are not easily offended. They do not resist counsel.
What is the meaning of counterfeit goods?
A counterfeit is an item that uses someone else’s trademark without their permission. By making or selling a counterfeit, criminals seek to profit unfairly from the trademark owner’s reputation. Counterfeiting is a fraudulent imitation (a forgery) of a trusted brand and product, and it is a serious crime.
What religion is closest to the truth?
Hinduism. According to the principle scripture of Hinduism, the Bhagavad-gītā, truth is Krishna himself. This is confirmed by Vyasa as stated in the verse, You are the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the ultimate abode, the purest, the Absolute Truth.
Which is the true church according to the Bible?
The true Church is the one that Jesus founded. He gave authority to the Apostles to baptize and forgive sins. He commanded them to transubstantiate bread and wine in remembrance of Him and to take His good news to the ends of the earth.
Are Mormons Christians?
The Saints, or Mormons as they are referred to by church outsiders, assert that they are Christian as they believe in the Jesus Christ of the Bible. … According to a standard dictionary definition of Christians “as believers and followers of Christ”, Mormons are Christians.
What does authentic faith look like?
A genuine faith starts by believing the gospel. Other words we use for believing are faith or trust. Believing is necessary to salvation (Hebrews 11:6), and it is not something that is just having knowledge in our minds but involves having a belief within our hearts (Romans 10:9-10, James 2:19).
What does the Holy Spirit do for us?
The power that the Holy Spirit gives us is something that reflects in the natural as well as the supernatural. He gives us power, love, and self-discipline. Power can be many things backed up by the Holy Spirit, such as boldness to preach the gospel and power to perform healing miracles.