“We are privileged. We are not hunted for our faith, we are not arrested for preaching, we are not beaten and stripped and mocked and fed to lions or burnt at the stake. Yet, if the sum of our lives aim is to have some ‘banter,’ get a good job, and be an upstanding member of society and a regular attender at your place of worship then you are missing the point.
If wearing wristbands, t-shirts, listening to pseudo-Christian music, and trying to search for a spouse in Christian gatherings is it for you – then wake up!
This world is a war zone, people are living and dying without Christ, people are heartbroken, in slavery, abused, hungry, thirsty, and looking for a way out of the sin cursed world that they see all around them. And when they see no hope, see no light, and find no one to run to, they sit in despair.
All the while, many Christians sit sipping Mocha Lattes, reviewing the latest hipster album release, queuing for iPhones, and seeking that next ‘banter’-filled party.
So if I seem serious – I am.”
[Read the full & Challenging post here]