Magic Jesus and His Magic Church

There is a common thread running through all forms of modern American Christianity… They simply do not believe that following Jesus as His disciple is as difficult and costly as Jesus made it out to be.

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A Serious Question for Biblical Conservatives…

I have a serious question for biblically conservative churches, pastors, and Christians…

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Even Stranger Things…

I have a confession to make:
 
I’m in my forties and I’ve never seen a single episode of Stranger Things; even though the show panders to people my age… (I would be about the same age as the characters on the show from what I understand.)

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The Missing Piece in Discipleship

 
There is something wrong with the church in America. The only ones who deny it are those whose pride will not allow them to admit it.

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Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance…

There is a correlation between Jesus’ Great Commission to “Go make disciples […] teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” which was given at His ascension (Matthew 28:19-20); and the beginning of the Parable of the Minas in Luke 19:11-13:
 
“Jesus went on to tell them a parable, because he was near Jerusalem and the people thought that the kingdom of God was going to appear at once. He said: ‘A man of noble birth went to a distant country to have himself appointed king and then to return.'”
 
Jesus is obviously referring to His future ascension (and return) in the introduction of this parable. Therefore, the Master’s command given (at his departure) to His servants to multiply what He has entrusted to them; would be the same command that Jesus gave to His disciples (at His ascension) to multiply more disciples who know and keep His words, teachings, commands, and example:
 
Jesus said, “So he called ten of his servants and gave them ten minas. ‘Put this money to work,’ he said, ‘until I come back.'”

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