Negative Christian Stereotypes

Changing the Face of Christianity is about helping you and fellow Christians to authentically love God and others. This ministry exists because we too often fall short of that vision. Instead of being known as followers of Christ and the loving hands and feet of Jesus, we are known by negative stereotypes that are in direct opposition to the Gospel we preach. What’s worse is that our actions tarnish the image of Jesus Christ and inadvertently work to discredit His Gospel. We often push people away from Christ instead of leading people to Him.

The following summarizes the major negative Christian stereotypes corroborated and confirmed through years of research. After you review them, download our free bible study on how to reverse these negative Christian stereotypes.

Christian Stereotype Explanation
Hypocritical What we say and what we do don’t match. We present an outward appearance of being sinless, yet often remain living in sin. Because of this, we are often viewed as hypocrites.
Anti-homosexual, homophobic Our Gospel teaches, and we affirm, that homosexual sex is a sin. But, instead of loving the person and hating the sin, we hate both. We treat homosexuals as not worthy of our love or God’s love. Instead of focusing on correcting our own sins and seeking God’s grace and forgiveness, we project a hatred and special curse against people who are attracted to the same sex. We act as God’s agent of wrath towards homosexuals instead of sharing the grace, love, and forgiveness that is available to ALL people who accept Jesus Christ as their savior.
Judgmental We are viewed as prideful, self-righteous, and acting as if we are better than others. We act as judge and jury toward others, instead of leaving that job up to God.
Intolerant We are viewed as having no patience for dialoguing with others with different values, beliefs or opinions.
Too political Using politics to force our beliefs and morals on other people; limiting other people’s freedom and rights, based on OUR beliefs. Even though we don’t live in a Theocracy, we seek to impose our beliefs on people who don’t share our beliefs.
Superficial We are regarded as not knowing what we believe or why we believe what we believe. We are viewed as not understanding science and having a naive view of the evolving world we live in.