Monday, February 16, 2009

When We Think We Are Our Own

You are not your own.
-- 1 Corinthians 6:19b

If you don't read In the Clearing, you should. Bob Spencer's blogging has been a must-read for me for going on 4 years.

His recent post titled Self-Life vs. Christ-Life is a good example why. A sample:
I notice that a lot of Christian publishing thrives on promises that you too can be the hero of your story. That's why so many book covers depict people raising their hands in triumph atop rocky crags that they've just conquered. As if to say, read this book and become a hero, the prince or princess, the victorious warrior, the great man or woman that you are supposed to be.

This is idol worship, that's all.

The alternative? Not I who live, said Paul, but Christ lives in me. Who is the hero in such a statement?

Go read the whole thing.

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