100 comments and growing. Sheesh. The latest from our friend Dick:
No more sacrifices are required.
To a degree, this is right. But the essence of Christianity is the imitation of Christ. And imitating the Lord involves embracing the notion that we give things away: possessions, time, love–and this is done not from a sense of investment, but a sense that we diminish so that the grace of Christ may increase.
Some fundamentalist friends tie themselves up in knots, focusing too much on the literal words. And they miss the deeper meaning.
Clearly, Max and Dick have that old thread bookmarked and keep coming back to it. But if you guys want to refresh your discussion here, feel free. Let me say it clearly: being a Christian certainly involves sacrifice.