John 7:7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that what it does is evil.
When is the last time someone told you, “I hate Christians”? Or when is the last time someone looked at you and asked, “are you delusional?” Or have you ever had people shake their heads and laugh because to them what you believe is irrational? All of these have happened to me over the past few days. I used to rationalize against Francis Chan’s book titled Crazy Love. I thought the book was too radical, not balanced enough and just overly impractical. How wrong was I. Genuine Christianity is not the easy path. It sucks, it is difficult and people will hate you when you start rebuking them for their evil. Not that there isn’t unexplainable joys and blessings but those things are not obtained by being lukewarm, hypocritical snails of Christ (such people are unworthy of even being called a “follower of Christ”). You are either fully devoted or you are not … you either submit to Christ’s authority or you don’t. There is no in between. Stop fooling yourself into thinking you can actually serve two masters, it isn’t possible. You’re either building Christ’s kingdom or Satan’s … make sure you invest in the right one.