Being a follower of Christ is not for the faint of heart. However, you would never know that today. You see we have taken Christianity and have made it into a moderate religion, which is just what the world likes. However, Christianity in its purest form is a radical relationship with Jesus Christ. It is radical in every sense of the word. It is radical in love for God and love for others.
It is radical in that God became a man a dwelt among us. It is radical in that God loves us so much that He sacrificed His one and only Son so that we can spend eternity with Him. It is radical that Jesus not only died for our sins, but He rose from the dead on the third day.
It is radical in that Jesus said that in order for us to be his disciple we must take up our cross and follow Him. He said that whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life will find it. (Matthew 16:24)
It is radical in that Jesus said that not only is murder wrong, but being angry with your brother and sister is wrong. Not only is adultery wrong, but looking at someone and lusting after them is wrong. It is radical in that Jesus said that we should love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us.
It is radical in that Jesus wants all of you and not just a part. He doesn’t desire for us to follow Him half heartily. He says that we must deny ourselves, we must give everything we have and are to Him, we must sacrifice ourselves as a living sacrifice to Him.
It is radical in that we must not only be willing to die for Him, we must be willing to live for him. Pure Christianity is radical in that it Loves. It loves those that are un-loveable, it loves those that are broken, and it loves those that are living in sin. It loves all people, no matter of race, creed, or sexual orientation.
It is radical in that it is the ONLY way to heaven. It is radical in that we MUST, (it is not an option) love God with ALL our heart, with all our soul, and with all our mind and we MUST love everyone, as much as we love ourselves.
We have taken this radical relationship with Christ and have made it into a moderate religion then we wonder why the world is the way that it is. We are more interested in being accepted by the world, applauded by the world and being friends with the world that we have become just like the world.
Being radical means that you are very different from the usual or the traditional. It means to be extreme. The world doesn’t need another usual or traditional religion. It needs a radical relationship with the person who turned this world right side up, JESUS.
Be radical for Jesus!
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