Christianity is NOT a Faith for Bean Counters


IN spite of what the reader MAY have heard, TRUE Christianity is NOT a religion for those who ‘count beans.’

In other words, regardless of how many times one has heard one of the church folk go on about keeping track of sins and good deeds, CHRISTIANITY is NOT about that.

Most people attend church because they want to appear (to others) as a “good” person.

Ditto for the great number of people who believe that following Jesus is all about the ‘wins and losses’ in one’s spiritual life.

Where did this pervasive rumor begin?

Most likely with Satan and his workers of iniquity.

After all, IF Satan can get a person focused on the little things that one does in his life, THEN that person most probably has little time to spend pursuing the things of God or following Jesus.

This line of thinking was likely to have been believed by all of those who believe they are smarter than God.


FEW there are who will admit to such a thing (‘being smarter than God.’) but MANY are those who BEHAVE as if they are.

For example, God created man.  God is the maker of man and knows His creation inside and out.

“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”
–Genesis 1:26-28

NOW, God made man from the dust (dirt) of the earth.

“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”
–Genesis 2:7

SO, if ANYONE knows that man is flawed from the beginning, it is God.

IN FACT, God’s Word DECLARES this to be true.

“In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.”
–Genesis 3:19

SO, God KNOWS man is a very flawed creation and, because God KNOWS ALL, he has made a few -NOT a LOT, but a FEW–allowances for man.

Such as, God does NOT tally up sins and good deeds to decide who is a member of the kingdom of heaven: God INSTEAD looks at a person’s heart to see if that person 1) loves Him; 2) fears him; and, 3) worships Him as God.

“But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.”

“But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.”
–John 4:23

IN FACT, God has declared that the people who He has sought out as His followers are likely flawed.

“I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.”
–Ezekiel 34:16

Which is a BIG reason why bean counters are NOT favored by the LORD.

DOES the reader behave a certain way because he wants to be “good?”

DOES the reader behave a certain way because he wants OTHERS to believe he is “good?”

It is not YET too late–although time is surely running out: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

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“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: April 3, 2023.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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