Countless Christians labor under the idea that life is about working, getting a nice house, raising crumb-snatchers, sending them to college, and having grandchildren. (And of course, going to church and being a “good Christian.”)
After this, they can happily die and go to heaven.
For such souls, everything is built around these values. The wonderful spiritual opportunities they say “no” to are governed by them.
Consequently, God’s Eternal Purpose is not much of a consideration. In fact, many believers have no idea what it is.
The Jesus-followers of Century One were a different breed altogether.[Continue Reading…]