Jesus said to give up our earthly treasures in exchange for Him, but many “Christians” today associate with Christ only so that He’ll increase their stash of shiny possessions. That is the exact opposite of biblical discipleship.
Where did “American Christianity” miss the mark?
Jesus said to pick up our cross and die daily for Him, yet many churchgoers are looking for a better life now. They assume Jesus is little more than a celestial Genie who desires nothing more than to grant them their three greatest wishes (health, wealth, and lasting happiness.) They’re looking for a divine Butler–not the Sovereign Lord of heaven and earth.
Why is that? Do you agree with me? If not…why not. If you do agree, then what are you doing to influence others around you for the glory of God?