The recent wrong prediction (again) of the rapture or end of the world (again) caused me to start thinking about how Christians (some anyone) often appear gullible to this kind of thing.
I think the main problem is that many, many Christians latch onto Christian celebrities and believe anything that the say.
But, prophecies concerning the end of the world (in spite of Jesus statement that no one will know) reminds me of other things that many Christians believe. Many of these things are also contrary to what Scripture teaches.
1. Every Christian needs a “spiritual covering” referring to some kind of human authority.
2. Christians must act a certain way (holy?) when we enter the church building (or other “holy” space).
3. The normal Christian cannot read and understand Scriptures, so they need someone to explain it to them.
4. Some Christians have a special calling to be a minister or missionary.
Believe it or not, I’ve even been taught this in the past: A church that does not have “services” on Sunday night is a liberal church and will soon begin to deny the resurrection of Jesus.
Are there other things like this that some Christians believe that cannot be supported by Scripture?