The Christian religion is a dangerous religion.
Its danger is not the end result of its philosophy, for if everyone followed it there would be no war, no hunger, no injustice, and no quarrels.
The danger of Christianity lies upon its verifiable and relatively recent history.
Other great religions of old require literal faith in holy legends of ancient past; the Christian religion requires acceptance of the Good News of a literal event that forever changed the world.
The Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth.
The great religions of the world are bastions of morality, ethics and philosophical paths that lead towards a bonafide relationship with the Divine.
Bonafide, not because they are complete in themselves, but because they represent the divine allotments of spiritual knowledge that God foreordained for each time, place and circumstance. (Acts 17:27-28)
But now that God has appointed a day in which all men will be judged rightly, God has appointed a Judge on His behalf, and given evidence of His credentials by raising Him from the dead.
Lord Jesus died.
It was not a trance on the Cross. He died and then His heart was pierced. (John 19:34) But on the third day, he rose from the grave, triumphantly. The rejected One of Nazareth…the failed Rabbi, the ousted and betrayed King, conquered our sin by overcoming its ultimate outcome.
His disciples ate and drank with Him for 40 days. They touched Him and even placed their fingers in His wounds.
He fed them. He taught them… He walked with them. The prophesied Christ is risen in according to the Scriptures. Justice and Righteousness will finally be established.
There will be no more war. There will be no more hunger. There will be no more orphans. There will be no more raped women. There will be no more aborted children.
Everyone will know God, and everyone will know that God loves them, individually.
Christianity is dangerous.
Christianity is dangerous because its philosophy reflects a paradisiacal future that has been sealed by the human senses of just 2,000 years ago. The event of the resurrection was so real, that literally hundreds of witnesses went out as ambassadors of GOOD NEWS.
The GOOD NEWS that what everyone hoped for has been realized in Jesus Christ, and that through Him they will receive from God everything they longed for, and infinitely more.
The danger lies on how serious we take Christian discipleship.
2 Peter 2:21 (NIV)- It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them.
Since it is better to live Christianity than to profess it, many who do not profess it will receive Salvation, for the Son of God has not come to the world to condemn the world, but so that the world could be saved through Him. (John 3:17)
Many prostitutes and tax collectors will be saved before most hypocritical Pharisees of our day. (Matthew 21:31)
The danger of Christianity lies in not taking seriously the privilege of having been initiated as a disciple of the living Christ.
The danger lies on our professing Christ, while denying Him with our actions.