I have read and heard opinions about Christianity from people who have wrong and slight knowledge in Christianity. The funny thing is that those critics of the Christian faith doesn’t even took time to study the religion. The sad thing is that with their fame, they can reach a lot of people through different media, and it can cause a lot of misleading.
There are two reasons why people have misunderstood Christianity. One is the lack of research and study. Second is the misinformation. We must understand that just because we grew up on a certain Christian denomination, it doesn’t mean that we fully understand what Christianity is. This should be addressed and give importance because this causes a lot of problems. Misinformation can cause wrong understanding, and wrong understanding can cause false belief. This false belief can mislead a lot of people. I admit that I get disappointed whenever I hear comments about Christianity without enough knowledge in it, and worse, with wrong information. I just wish that they (are not lazy enough to) studied first before giving opinions. But another problem was the one I had stated above, what if you grew up on a certain religion or denomination and didn’t took effort to study if what you know is enough. And if you found out that your denomination or religion is false, does it mean that the entire religion is false too? Or does it mean that a notion about God is just a dogma? Christianity has several denominations with different beliefs. If you found out that a denomination is false, it doesn’t follows that Christianity is also false.
Christianity has been unfairly misrepresented for a long time. It has been even blamed for the blood shed in the early centuries’ Inquisition.
Another thing that amazes me is that, people who loses faith in Christianity after they have been misinformed by their accustomed tradition, they instantly reject the whole concept of Christianity and immediately seek and spend a lot of time on studying another belief. And when they found some enlightening thoughts about their new belief, they will jump right into conclusion that their new discovery is the truth and worse, spread the (mis)information.
With this observation, another verses have been proved in the bible:
Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch? – Luke 6:39
Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. – Matthew 15:14
Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them. – Matthew 13:13-17
These are clear and strong words from Jesus Himself. It is time to revisit Christianity. If you want to know the real Christianity, study the bible. Any religion that doesn’t teach the bible or against it, it is a false religion.