Quotes (909)

We are giving in to the dangerous temptation to take the Jesus of the Bible and twist him into a version of Jesus we are more comfortable with. A nice, middle-class, American Jesus. A Jesus who doesn’t mind materialism and who would never call us to give away everything we have. A Jesus who would not expect us to forsake our closest relationships so that he receives all our affection. A Jesus who is fine with nominal devotion that does not infringe on our comforts, because, after all, he loves us just the way we are. A Jesus who wants us to be balanced, who wants us to avoid dangerous extremes, and who, for that matter, wants us to avoid danger altogether. A Jesus who brings us comfort and prosperity as we live out our Christian spin on the American dream. But do you and I realize what we are doing at this point? We are molding Jesus into our own image. He is beginning to look a lot like us because, after all, that is whom we are most comfortable with. And the danger now is that when we gather together in our church buildings to sing and lift up our hands in worship, we may not actually be worshiping the Jesus of the Bible. Instead we may be worshiping ourselves.

- David Platt

4 thoughts on “Quotes (909)

  1. DavidW says:

    Well articulated and concisely put! This is a great evil that has been sweeping far and wide and the need for it’s exposure is paramount today. For once the Lord God Jesus Christ has been robbed of His true, Biblical identity, and another personality and identity ascribed to Him (or rather, to His name), He (the true Jesus as described in His Word) has then effectively been denied. Thus even an orthodox Gospel, when applied to an unbiblical “jesus” becomes a false gospel, because it places one’s salvation in the wrong person.

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