Beliefs Not Found in the Bible

Author Unknown
via The Jackson Drive Reporter, Oct. 4, 2009

Men say:

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me."

The Bible says:

"And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell" (James 3:6). The uncontrolled tongue can inflict a great deal of hurt.

Men say:

"If you can't say somthing nice about someone, don't say anything at all."

But the Bible says:

"Remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck out of your brother's eye. Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine" (Matthew 7:5-6). Sometimes courteous silence must give way to helpful words.

Men say:

"Love means never having to say you're sorry."

But the Bible says:

"Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; loves does not parade itself, is not arrogant; does not behave itself rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in truth" (I Corinthians 13:4-6). Love means always having to say you're sorry when something has been done or said to be sorry about.

Men say:

"Time heals all wounds."

But the Bible says:

"If you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift here before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift." "If your brother sins against you go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother" (Matthew 5:23-24; 18:15). Loving action is what heals wounds.

Men say:

"It can't be wrong when it feels so right."

But the Bible says:

"O Lord, I know the way of man is not in himself, it is not in man who walks to direct his own steps" (Jeremiah 10:23). "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways, says the Lord" (Isaiah 55:8). "There is a way that seems right to a man; but its end is the ways of death" (Proverbs 14:12). Feelings are never enough to make right decisions.

Men say:

"Only believe in Jesus as your personal Savior and you shall be saved."

But the Bible says:

"But why call ye Me Lord, Lord, and do not do the things which I say?" (Luke 6:46). "Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven" (Matthew 7:21). Belief in Jesus was never meant to stand alone or apart from observing His will.