Things Christians Say

Ok…here is a little interactive blog for us all to participate in.

What are some things that we as Christians say….even the ridiculous stuff.

Let’s have some fun with it.

I will start it off with this one…

I will be praying for you!

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About Jimmy Eldridge

I am a husband, a father, a son, a brother and most of all, a follower of our most gracious savior Christ Jesus. Who are you following?

14 thoughts on “Things Christians Say

  1. Oh don’t get me started! Too late? Let me sum it up this way: Christian speak ought to be found on the obscenity list. I don’t remember whose blog it was (maybe Flower Dust) but a little while back someone posted on using the Lord’s name in vain. The jist of the post was that we say things like God bless but then fail to be the feet and hands of blessing. Sort of how I feel about the I will pray for you line.

  2. Oh…how about the classic one when you ask for someone to help in some function in church…their response…

    “I will pray about it”

  3. Ha! I have a an entire post as a follow up to my “because the Bible says so” post that is titled, “I’ll pray for you.” Maybe I’ll post it tonight. Let’s see what else…oh I was just thinking of this today.

    “Let me encourage you with this…” Which usually means let me bash you with my Bible.

  4. “It’s God’s will”, or “this is all part of God’s plan”… these are especially stupid when said to someone facing a crisis. Another one: “all things work for the glory of God.” I know that’s from the Bible…but time and place people, time and place:)

  5. Man…another one just popped in my head…how about…”I want to tell you this in love”…another one usually used to bash you.

    Great stuff folks….keep ’em coming! 🙂

  6. How about the phrase you always here when someone is presented with a choice?

    “Pray about it, and see which one is God’s will.”

    No one ever seems to take into account that sometimes maybe the choice is simply yours and God doesn’t care which you choose. In today’s Christian culture though we think every choice presents the option of being in God’s will or being out of God’s will.

  7. good point mark!
    I would also add how when someone has a problem/issue people love to say, “you’ve just got to give it up to God”…whatever that means… funny no one ever offers an explanation of HOW we go about doing that (except the above mentioned prayer statements), although, that never seems to be enough for the issues to be “gone”.

  8. You know, the bummer out of all this is that in most of the cases, it was a genuine phrase that got overused and has become cliche.

    That is one of the reasons I like you blog, trying to minimize the christianese and all the religious stuff… That is a personal mission of mine, to help Christians not be so stinking weird all the time. Why are there so many weird christians?

  9. I asked the same question and actually got this reponse one time…”the bible calls us a peculiar people”…I told them that was fine a good but it didn’t say we had to be weird!

  10. “I need you to pray about…” This is usually gossip passed along as a prayer request–which now makes it not gossiping.

  11. continuing on Keith’s above)… or when a girl you like doesn’t want to go out with you and instead of saying no, says “I need to pray about it.” Along those same lines I know people who have said, “I’ve prayed about it and God said we shouldn’t go out.”

    Rejected by both the person of interest and God…double whammy!

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