So… What do you think? Agree with these or disagree?
13 Contrasts Between American and Biblical Christianity?
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1. American Christianity focuses on individual destiny. The Bible focuses on corporate vision and destiny.
2. American Christianity focuses on individual prosperity. The Bible focuses on stewardship.
3. American Christianity focuses on self-fulfillment and happiness. The Bible focuses on glorifying God and serving humanity.
4. American Christianity appeals to using faith to attain stability and comfort. The Bible encourages believers to risk life and limb to advance the Kingdom.
5. American Christianity usually focuses on individual salvation. The Bible deals with individual and systemic redemption.
6. The American apologetic focuses on human reason. The Bible's apologetic focuses on the power of God and experience.
7. American believers have a consumerist mentality regarding a home church. The biblical emphasis is being equipped for the ministry.
8. American Christianity promotes a culture of entertainment. The Bible promotes the pursuit of God.
9. American Christianity depends upon services within a building. The biblical model promotes a lifestyle of worship, community and Christ following.
10. American Christianity is about efficiency. The biblical model is about effectiveness.
11. In American Christianity the pastor is elected. In the biblical model God calls the pastor.
12. In American Christianity the individual interprets the Bible. In the New Testament the hermeneutical community interprets the Bible.
13. American Christianity trains its leaders in Bible colleges. Biblical Christianity nurtures leaders through personal mentoring.