Jesus is the Question...part 2

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I've been reading The Radical Reformission by Mark Driscoll and I came across something that helped clarify my thoughts on my Jesus is the Question post I put up a while ago, Mark says, "Jesus is not a means to things such as wealth, health, heaven, happiness, wisdom and success in marriage, church ministry, theology or politics. Any time that Jesus is used as a means to an end, a false gospel has been introduced..." Jesus is not the answer to all of life's problems, we tend to make him out to be that, and when Christians have problems (with wealth, health, heaven, happiness, wisdom and success in marriage, church ministry, theology or politics) we can't figure out why that is the case. If we live life like Jesus we would live a sinless life, having compassion on others, and Jesus will help us with our life...but it does not mean it will not be difficult. I wish it were not so.

3 comments:

philter said...

props to Driscoll man.

Outgoing... said...

interesting how our preoccupation with sin infects us so that we only know/do/see sin. Even our attempts at holiness fail when we focus on sin. But when we focus on Jesus now thats a different story

roverT said...

Yeah, all we do is focus on sin so we forget how to be good, and what Jesus might mean for us.