We are giving in to the dangerous temptation…

to take the Jesus of the Bible and twist him into a version of Jesus we are more comfortable with. A nice middle-class, American Jesus…who doesn’t mind materialism and who would never call us to give away everything we have…who would not expect us to forsake our closest relationships so that he receives all our affection. A Jesus who is fine with nominal devotion that does not infringe on our comforts, because after all, he loves us just the way we are. A Jesus who wants us to be balanced, who wants us to avoid dangerous extremes, and who, for that matter, wants us to avoid danger altogether. A Jesus who brings us comfort and prosperity as we live out our Christian spin on American dream.

~ David Platt in Radical

Posted on July 22, 2012, in Discipleship. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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