Infinitive Importance of Christianity

Infinitive Importance of Christianity

Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name. (John 20:30-31)

Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and, if true, of infinitive importance. The one thing it cannot be is moderately important. -C.S.Lewis

Hence, I think there is no way we can be half-way Christians. We need to embrace the whole gospel or none of it. We need to embrace the whole faith or none of it. Like Augustine has said “If you believe what you like in the gospel and reject what you don’t like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.” That seems to be the postmodern way of life: pick and choose what you like. But that is not what we are called to do. We are called to believe in God and not in ourselves.

Christian faith can’t have moderately important place in your life. God wants to be first in your life. God wants everything. But He gives back much, much more: abundant life now and forever.

Christian faith really is a matter of life and death. It sure has infinitive importance. What kind of place it has in your life? What is God whispering in your ear today? What do you choose?

Gracious God,
Help us to choose wisely.
Help us to focus on you in the midst of everything.
Let us feel your loving presence.
Let us hear your voice.
Embrace us with your grace.
Show us the infinitive importance of you.
Show us how to live out our faith in you.
Show us how to serve you in this world.
Embrace us with your grace.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

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