Fully Living Sacrifices by S. M. Hutchens

Fully Living Sacrifices

Where Nietzsche Was Right About Christians

What Nietzsche said in Der Antichrist about the shameful and unnatural weakness of Christians has a great deal of truth in it, truth with which we will someday have to come to grips. There has been something very wrong about the way the gospel is so often interpreted among us—wrong because it is not the will of God that we be the weak and passive things, the welcomers of shame and of death and of inferiority and imperfection that we so frequently are, the excuse being that we are put into this world to decrease and die.

For while it is true that we are here to die, we are put here first to live. There is a lie hidden in the way that the call to die is all too frequently understood, the lie being a Christological heresy having to do with the denial of Christ the perfect and the perfected man, and our duty to live as those who are “in him.”

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S. M. Hutchens is a Touchstone senior editor.

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