Wednesday, June 25, 2014

3 Ways to Tell if Your Faith is Counterfeit

Ah refreshing Coca-Cola.  According to the Business Insider, Coke is everywhere. The iconic American brand is recognized instantly around the globe and sold in more than 200 countries. Altogether 1.7 billion servings of Coke products are consumed daily.

Brands have tried to copy the Coke formula. Pepsi tried to win market share with a blind taste test called The Pepsi Challenge. Remember that? Did you ever take the challenge? I did. A true genuine Coke lover can smell a Pepsi. There's no need to taste it to spot an imposter. Would you agree?

The U.S. Secret Service believes we have a role in maintaining the integrity of U.S. currency. We should be familiar enough with our money to spot counterfeit bills. Here are three ways to determine money is counterfeit:

1. The genuine portrait on paper money appears lifelike. A counterfeit portrait is lifeless and flat.
2.The fine lines in the border of a genuine bill are clear and unbroken. On the counterfeit, the lines and scroll work are blurred and indistinct.
3. Genuine paper money has tiny red and blue fibers embedded. The counterfeit bill has lines printed on the surface not embedded throughout.

You can use the same information from the Secret Service counterfeit money tips to make sure your Christian faith is real. Here are 3 ways:

1. Christian faith is full of life. A counterfeit faith is lifeless and flat.
2. The Bible is clear and guidelines are unbroken. Counterfeit doctrine is blurred and indistinct.
3. Genuine faith is embedded in your heart. Counterfeit faith wavers and doesn't penetrate the surface.

Coke ain't got nothing on Jesus. He is an iconic, recognized Savior around the world. I'm not sure how many people serve him daily but he is everywhere. Put your faith to the counterfeit challenge to make sure it's the real thing cause "Things go better with Christ!"

I know He's real,
The Happy Handicap


  1. Beautiful! And so true! I remember when I first really became a disciple...not a christian but a disciple of Christ I was amazed at the people I met with so much knowledge of the Bible but knew very little of a true relationship with Christ! These points are good to keep on hand to look at often and remind yourself of what it means to be real!!

    1. I agree with your statement about becoming a disciple not just a christian. Many people can read and memorize the Bible, it takes devotion of heart, mind and spirit to really follow Christ.