More Half-Truths Many Christians Believe (#21-24)

More Half-Truths Many Christians Believe (#21-24)

This is part of the series "Half-Truths Many Christians Believe."

Half-truth #21: Building self-esteem is essential for our well-being.

https://biblelovenotes.blogspot.com/2013/12/self-love-is-bad.html
Scripture says dying to self is essential to our well-being. Self-esteem philosophy says esteeming ourselves is essential to our well-being. Who will we believe? These links explain more:
6 Ways the Self-Esteem Movement Contradicts Scripture
The Pharisees Had High Self-Esteem
Moses to the Rescue

Half-truth #22: God wants me "happy."

https://biblelovenotes.blogspot.com/2014/02/trojan-horse-enemy-happiness.html
Even though they are sometimes used interchangeably, there's a huge difference between joy and worldly happiness. These links explain why God doesn't promise worldly happiness:
Trojan Horse Lie: Happiness
The Unique Foundation of Christian Happiness

Half-truth #23: When God looks at me, He only sees Jesus. 

https://biblelovenotes.blogspot.com/2017/01/when-god-looks-at-you-he-sees-you-sins.html
You would think this was a Scripture the way it is quoted. Jesus is our representative when we face God's final judgement and He covers our sins with His blood, but here and now God sees us as we are and we should be grateful that He does. These links explain more:
When God Sees Us, He Sees Us Sins and All
He Sees Our Sins

Half-truth #24: God heals everyone who has faith.

https://biblelovenotes.blogspot.com/2018/03/heavenly-promises-versus-earthly.html
People who promote this truth do so against the evidence of Scripture and against the evidence of Christian life. And when the evidence proves them wrong, they blame the sick for a lack of faith. These links explain more:
Heavenly Promises Versus Earthly Promises
A Message About Healing in 1 Timothy 5:23
Misunderstandings About the Stripes of Jesus
Does Faith Heal?

More Half-Truths Many Christians Believe (#21-24)

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