Jesus is not our mascot

You can’t read the Gospels and come away thinking Jesus is an easily adaptable mascot for our favorite cause, which is why the church may be in for a rude awakening over the next several decades. I don’t want to sound alarmist, but the coming years will force us to make difficult choices. The unbroken social contract between the church and the culture, rare in human history, is fraying, and I’m afraid we’re not ready for what comes next. We will have to choose between cultural acceptance and the way of Jesus.

~ Darling, Daniel. The Original Jesus: Trading the Myths We Create for the Savior Who Is (p. 63). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.


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