19 So Called ‘Biblical’ Beliefs That Aren’t in the Bible at All

Have you ever raised an eyebrow when someone exclaimed, “It’s in the Bible!” only to discover… not so much? We definitely have, so here are 19 examples of beliefs we’ve accepted as ‘Biblical,’ even if they’ve taken some creative liberties.

Guardian Angels for Everyone

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We’ve all heard heartwarming tales of a guardian angel stepping in at just the right moment. Angels, for sure, pop up frequently. But individual assignments? That’s not in the employee handbook.

Birth of Jesus on December 25th

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While we adore our Christmas celebrations, December 25th was probably chosen for a myriad of reasons, none of which are biblically confirmed. So those “Christmas in July” parties might be onto something!

God Won’t Give You More Than You Can Handle

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This one’s made for motivational posters. While it’s based on the sentiment of resilience and divine support, it’s not a direct biblical quote. And let’s be honest, sometimes life’s buffet piles on a bit more than we ordered.

Marriage Is Only for Man and Woman

Marriage Is A Partnership Of Equals
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This topic is hotly debated in some circles. While there are verses about marriage between men and women, the Bible showcases a wide spectrum of relationships. David and Jonathan’s bond was described in ways that would melt your heart.

Satan Rules Hell

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The idea of Satan with a trident overseeing Hell’s fiery pits is more Dante than Daniel. Although Satan’s fate is discussed in the scriptures, the role of ‘Hell’s Overlord’ might be a bit of a stretch. Maybe he’s just the scapegoat?

Rapture Before the Tribulation

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Those Left Behind books sure did leave an impression, didn’t they? But if you scour the scriptures, there isn’t an explicit timeline saying believers get an early exit before things go south. Keep those survival kits handy!

Adam and Eve’s Original Sin

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The term “original sin” has been bandied about for centuries. Yes, Adam and Eve made a mistake. But the label isn’t a direct biblical branding. It’s more like an “origin story with a twist”.

Jesus Was an Only Child

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It’s easy to think Jesus was the sole star in Mary’s eyes, but the Bible casually drops mentions of his siblings. Say what now? Imagine the holiday gatherings at that household!

The Bible Condemns Drinking Alcohol

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The Good Book warns against excessive drinking, but it doesn’t lay the blame on the drink itself. Jesus made water into wine, after all. So, next time you sip your Merlot, just remember moderation is key.

Satan Was a Fallen Angel Named Lucifer

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Movies and novels love the dramatic arc of Lucifer turning into Satan. But biblical references to Lucifer don’t confirm this narrative. Was it just a case of mistaken identity or perhaps angelic rumors?

All Good People Go to Heaven

Letting People Walk All Over Them
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We all love to think every good deed has a heavenly reward. Yet, the Bible’s criteria isn’t solely a checklist of good acts. It might take more than rescuing that cat from the tree, people!

Mary Magdalene Was a Repentant Sinner

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Mary Magdalene’s Hollywood reputation paints her as a sinner turned saint. While she had a transformative journey, the Bible doesn’t pigeonhole her into this singular narrative.

Man Is Born Evil

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The idea that humans come out of the womb ready to wreak havoc is intriguing, but not exactly scriptural. While we inherit a nature of free will, labeling newborns as mini villains might be a tad extreme.

Animals Don’t Have Souls

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This belief has sparked many a debate. The Bible doesn’t provide a clear stance, so Fluffy’s heavenly status remains ambiguous. But we can hope for a reunion over the rainbow bridge.

Earth Will Be Destroyed in the End Times

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Apocalyptic movies show Earth’s dramatic end, but the Bible actually hints at restoration and renewal. Maybe Earth gets a makeover, not a demolition?

It’s a Sin to Question God

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Doubting Thomas, anyone? Many biblical figures had their moments of doubt. A little divine Q&A seems to be part of the human experience, so don’t fret over those curious questions.

Money Is Inherently Evil

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Misquoted often, it’s the love of money that the Bible side-eyes. Money itself? Neutral. So while greed isn’t great, your savings account isn’t sinister.

Divorce Is a Sin, No Matter What

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Divorce isn’t the desired outcome, and while the Bible does stress marital perseverance, it also outlines conditions where divorce is permissible. It’s a bit more nuanced than a blanket ban.

The Apple Did It

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That pesky fruit that supposedly started it all. However, the Bible doesn’t specify it as an apple. For all we know, Eden might’ve had a plethora of fruit suspects!

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21 PLACES WOMEN SAY ARE COMPLETELY INAPPROPRIATE FOR FIRST DATES

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17 GADGETS MILLENNIALS BOUGHT INTO THAT MAKE BOOMERS ROAR WITH LAUGHTER

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19 THINGS WE DO IN SECRET THAT ARE MORE COMMON THAN YOU THINK

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BOOMERS HAVE SPOKEN: 18 TRADITIONS THEY WANT TO UPHOLD BUT GEN Z SAYS “NEED TO GO”

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As boomers fondly clutch onto practices that evoke nostalgia, Gen Z is at the next counter, eagerly trading in the old for a dash of modern sparkle. From handwritten notes to digital memos, from piggy banks to digital wallets—the dance between ‘then’ and ‘now’ has never been more lively. Join us as we explore 18 traditions that boomers want to uphold but Gen Z says need to go.

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