Would you publicly declare your faith/trust in Jesus Christ if doing so would require losing your friends? Losing your family? Giving up your U.S. citizenship? What if it would cost you your freedom? How about your life? Such is the “cost of discipleship” in many places around the world. “Christians” have it so easy in America. For most of us, IT’S JUST RELIGION.
“When Jesus calls a man, He bids him come and die.” (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
“He is no fool who gives away what he can’t keep, in order to gain what he can not lose.” (Jim Elliot)
“If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross daily and follow me.”
(Jesus Christ/Luke 9:23)