Thursday, September 22, 2005

Why Would Anyone Want to be a Christian?

Ask the average Christian and they will probably tell you that they are a Christian because they were born that way or because they had some kind of experience. A few might be a bit more thoughtful and start considering things like the social advantage to going along with a friend or sweetheart. Or others might point to having some problems they thought they might solve by going to church.

A corollary question might be: why would anyone continue in the Christian faith: I propose that many or most come to faith in Jesus at least partly for practical reasons, and that everyone who is a Christian is constantly considering the practical reasons for remaining so.

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