Here are some lost, ignored, or forgotten words of Jesus Christ:
“Unless you repent, you too will all perish,” has been lost to the idea of self-approval.
“Watch out for false prophets,” has been lost to the concept that anybody who claims to speak for Jesus is valid whether they obey Him or not.
“Deny yourself,” has been replaced by self-promotion.
“Be reconciled to your brother,” has been lost to hard nosed competition even among religious people and organizations.
“Follow Me,” has been exchanged for the idea of following human ministers.
“Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,” has been replaced with retaliation.
“Go and sin no more,” is dodged with the argument that everybody sins.
“Give,” has been turned into a “seed” and a technique to create personal wealth.
“Pray for those who persecute you,” now often means pray to get even with them.
“Store up treasures in Heaven,” has been turned around to mean that we should get as wealthy as possible here on earth.
“The greatest among you will be your servant,” has been changed to the idea that the greatest is the one who controls a church or ministry and names things after himself.
“The seed is the word of God,” is ignored and money is called “the seed.”
“Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled and he who humbles himself will be exalted,” has been replaced with the idea that the one who promotes his own name, picture, and reputation gets the glory.
“Lead us not into temptation,” has been replaced with the idea that we stay as close to temptation as we can.