Evangelical Jargon (‘Huh?’)

Here’s a favorite in many Baptist churches…

“God told me_________.”

I suspect what this really means is, “I know the Bible says this, but I really, really want to do this instead.”

Listen, if you’re not being conformed by God’s Word, then don’t blame God for you disobedience.



Filed under baptist, evangelical jargon

6 responses to “Evangelical Jargon (‘Huh?’)

  1. C.T. Lillies

    I can’t stand that one and I’ve heard it from the pulpit too. They can’t possibly understand the implications of it when they say “God told me…” or they wouldn’t be doing it.

    But you’re right, it generally seems to be something along the lines of “God told be to buy this Mercedes…”

    “…the word of God is not bound.”
    –2 Timothy 2:9

  2. Diet Coke Mania

    What about “God told me He wants you to _________”

  3. Jeremy Weaver

    It’s amazing how many people God has revealed his will for my life to.

  4. pilgrim

    Rest easy–God didn’t tell me to comment, or to tell you what to do.

  5. Jeremy Weaver

    God told me that Pilgrim needs to sell his house, move to Africa, and work among the lepers.

  6. Peter D. Nelson

    MMMM one of the pet phrases used by the Charismagic types that I used to hang with. Your bringing back painfull memories Jeremy.

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