Christianity Is A Very Exclusive Club
Christianity is a very exclusive club, which is something that not a lot of people like to admit. The Bible tells us that few people will find the narrow path, and if you look at the sheer numbers of people worldwide who reject Christianity you’ll see how painfully true that is.
But it seems that exclusive clubs aren’t very popular anymore. “Exclusive Club” brings to mind visions of racism, sexism, and old rich white men smoking cigars and plotting to take over the world.
So in an effort to be inclusive, synergistic, accepting and whatever other buzzwords you’d like to include we’ve tried to strip away the exclusivity of Christianity. We’ve traveled well beyond “attend the church of your choice” into the land of “worship the god of your choice”. And we consider anyone who’s a really good person to be a Christian.
That’s not what Christianity is.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise, but to wear the name “Christian” you have to serve “Christ”…..it’s in the name. And not many people are willing to do that, hence how exclusive the club is.
Rather than telling the world that our club doesn’t exclude anyone, we should be telling them that our club welcomes everyone. There’s a difference, and the difference lies in the conditions of membership.
There’s good news and bad news about becoming a Christian. The bad news is that it will cost you everything you have. All of it. The good news is that whatever you have, however little it may be, is enough.
God only wants your heart. When He has that, He’ll have everything else. He’ll have all of you.
You see, Christianity isn’t exclusive because it keeps people out–It’s exclusive because so few are willing to pay the price of admission. Matthew 22:36-38 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And He said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment.”