Come and Die

Posted: July 13, 2011 in books, christianity, discipleship, Jesus, obedience, persecution, quotes, suffering

Friend, anyone who told you that being a Christian requires nothing more than saying a few words or praying a prayer as if it were a magic spell, was dead wrong.  Anyone who told you that coming to Jesus would make your life easy, pleasant, and fun, was dead wrong.  Anyone who told you that Jesus wants you to be rich, was dead wrong.  No, following Jesus means picking up your cross.  As Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, “When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.”

– Mike McKinley, Am I Really a Christian?, p. 117, emphasis mine

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Comments
  1. Heather says:

    I love Dietrich. He was wonderful.

    Sometimes I wonder if by preaching the “sinners prayer” we have blood on our hands. Falsely telling people they have a get out of hell free card, when it requires an actual Lordship change.

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