Saturday, September 29, 2007

Jesus is NOT an Easy Button

Does this t-shirt bother anybody else? Jesus is not an easy button! This mentality feeds into the notion that Jesus is some bubble gum dispenser. We already live in a culture that wants instant gratification, and things like that feed into it. Anyway, I'd love to read your thoughts.

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Recovering said...

I should read: "Jesus, It's just that simple."

But it sure isn't easy. He only asks we be willing to sacrifice everything and die to ourselves...piece of cake, right?

Only an evangelical could come up with a shirt like that...

church people...can't live with 'em...pass the beer nuts.

Shane Vander Hart said...

Yeah, this also opens the door to a prosperity gospel where Jesus will make us healthy, wealthy and wise (well James actually promises the wise part if we ask.).

Recovering said...

Although a quick survey of Christianity will make you wonder if God was just kidding about the widsom part. :)

Shane Vander Hart said...

Maybe we just don't ask enough :).

Sam Rainer said...

Wouldn't it be nice if we could just hit the Jesus button and be able to speak to him...oh wait...I guess that's called prayer. I'm with you guys - Sometimes we trivialize our faith a bit too much.

Shane Vander Hart said...

Hey Sam, thanks for the comment. I really enjoy your blog! For those of you who would like to check out Sam's blog - click on Church Forward in my blogroll.

Joel B. said...

I wonder if Jesus thought this shirt was clever while He was dying for our sins.

Terrible. As bad as most church signs.

Shane Vander Hart said...

I would say not. Thanks for your comment and for your blog I have enjoyed reading it.

Anonymous said...

i think you can still use this shirt to speak to others.

Choosing Jesus is easy in the sense that because of his grace, all we have to do is to choose him.

Choosing Jesus is easy. The journey is hard. Nobody said it would be easy, but Jesus makes it worth it.

I was blessed when I saw this shirt.

God said...

CHRISTIAN1:"I don't like something."
CHRISTIAN2:"yeah, me neither."
CHRISTIAN3:"I mean, I don't even like people who like something."
CHRISTIAN2:"Ha-ha! people who like something are stupid!"
CHRISTIAN1:"Jesus screams with pain when people like something!"
CHRISTIAN3:"I like Jesus... :)"


Anonymous said...

Awesome! Where can I get one?

Bible Basher said...

I cant see anything wrong wih thatT-shirt. Nothing at all. -snigger- jesus... pfff LOLOL WHAT A LOADA CRAP