‘Christianity not for everyone’ – TheMountainMail.com: Church

This week, I’d like to share the work of one of my favorite contemporary theologians, Chad Bird, who writes, “Let’s face it, Christianity is not for everyone.

“If you’ve made such huge strides in holiness that you deem grace a crutch for those still handicapped by sin, if you detect the faint applause of angels clapping their wings at your obedience, if you’ve led such an exemplary life that you’ve landed a spot on heaven’s honor roll, then you’ll feel like you’re slumming in Christianity. Jesus calls poor, miserable sinners, not those who sport homemade halos.

“If you’ve clawed, rung by rung, up the ladder of life. And if you now look down your nose on the masses of good-for-nothings who’ll never be your peers, then you’ll have no use for Christianity. Jesus is the God of failures who bled between lawbreakers.

“If you’re strutting around with a trophy wife on your arm, chest puffed out as you eye the envy of your inferiors, and ever on the prowl for the next conquest in business or bed or boardroom, then Christianity is way below you. The God who kisses the loser in the gutter will only disgust your elevated sensitivities.

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