Article link: 5 Christian Cliches the Need to Die, by Matt Smethurst (from The Gospel Coalition USA website)
“Books don’t change people,” John Piper once observed. “Paragraphs do. Sometimes even sentences.”
A good sentence is a gift. We love finding complex truth shrinkwrapped in clear, simple, memorable form. It’s why Charles Spurgeon and C. S. Lewis are dominating a newsfeed near you. Even God likes pithy statements—at least enough to breathe out a whole book of them.
But one-liners aren’t always helpful. Sometimes, in our desire to simplify truth, we can trivialize and even obscure it. And to obscure the truth is to tell a lie.
Here are five popular Christian clichés that are not biblical, and therefore need a memorial service.