10 Ways To Determine If Your Christianity Has Been 'Americanized':
While the word â€œChristianityâ€ ought refer to a single religion, the reality is that many cultures have succumbed to a process of syncretism where there are actually many, many forms of Christianity that look nothing like the original picture on the outside of the box. Pointing this out is painful for many, as it often pulls the rug out from some of our deeply held beliefsâ€“ things we thought were Christian beliefs and values, but ultimately turn out to be just cultural values and beliefs.
America is no different. The powerful influence of American culture has, for quite some time, seeped into the Christian faith to the point where we have an entirely new product. Instead of Christianity as it was passed onto the disciples and early church, we have a uniquely American versionâ€“ and one weâ€™d do well to dissect until weâ€™ve found freedom from it, and freedom to return home to the life and message of Jesus.
Is the version of Christianity youâ€™re living out the real-deal or is it the Americanized version? Here are ten ways you can tellâ€“ but there are undoubtedly many more