An Indictment of Western Christianity

How many Christians do you know who could say, “The lifestyle I have chosen as a Christian would be utterly foolish and pitiable if there is no resurrection”? How many Christians are there who could say, “The suffering I have freely chosen to embrace for Christ would be a pitiable life if there is no resurrection”? As I see it these are shocking questions. – John Piper

If in this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied (1 Cor. 15:19)

Whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ…I share his sufferings…that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection of the dead. (Philippians 3:7-8, 10-11)

2 thoughts on “An Indictment of Western Christianity

  1. Given the state of the church today, I believe many would argue: 1) The resurrection is not of utmost importance to our faith or 2) that the resurrection is “simply a story” or figurative language.

    Awaiting His Return,

    Jason

  2. I agree with your sadly accurate assessment, Jason M.

    Many if not most professing Christians are more interested in having their “Best Life NOW! than they are in knowing the Truth.

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