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Feb 28, 2017 by Will Maule

3 Things Christians Do That Repel Unbelievers From Christ

As Christians, we are called to reach out to those of no faith, and to share the good news of Jesus Christ with them. However, too often believers fail to do this, and can end up repelling the inquisitive away from Jesus through their actions and attitudes. We must be so careful not to do this! JB Cachila at Christian Today highlights 3 things that Christians do that drive people away from Christ. 

1. Being 'Un-Christ-Like'
"Christ-likeness, which should be the goal and pursuit of every Christian as according to God's will (see Romans 8:28-29), is a very important thing. I'm pretty sure you've heard of some who leave the church because of the apparent "hypocrisy" by other church leaders and people – this hypocrisy stemming from failing to "walk the talk.""

2. Being Like The World Itself
"We cannot say we love God and then act like the very people that hate Him. James 4:4 tells us, "You adulterers and adulteresses, do you not know that the friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God." If we dress up, talk like, and behave like people who don't know Christ and have repented of our sins, the sins that He bore for us, what makes us different from the unbelieving?"

3. Not Loving Others
""The servant of the Lord must not quarrel, but must be gentle toward all people, able to teach, patient, in gentleness instructing those in opposition." (2 Timothy 2:24-25) The Bible is chock-full of instruction regarding the importance of love for our brothers and sisters. Yes, we're told to preach the Gospel to those outside the church because God loves them and wants them to be saved, but we're also commanded to love each other as the sign of real and genuine Christianity."



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