“If Jesus rose from the dead, then you have to accept all that he said; if he didn’t rise from the dead, then why worry about any of what he said? The issue on which everything hangs is not whether or not you like his teaching but whether or not he rose from the dead.” -Timothy Keller
One of the greatest challenges in life is to commit 100% to something that completely makes you vulnerable. Believing in the story of Jesus is a full commitment; there is no midpoint. You can half-ass religion, but you cannot half-ass a relationship with the saviour. To believe in Jesus’ death and resurrection, you have to be like adidas and be All In or Nothing.
Most Christians struggle between being all in or not being in at all. More often than not, christians tend to be in between them both…trying to live both worlds as if they can still live the same life and then be saved at the same time…
Living in both worlds only pushes nonbelievers away because it is portraying a hypocritical lifestyle. Living a fully committed life along with a relationship with Jesus Christ will show them that you are truly a follower of Jesus and that your life is selfless and completely devoted towards glorifying your saviour. You will no longer just be a fan, but a follower. If you want the best of both worlds like Miley Cyrus and Hanna Montanna, then you will get absolutely nothing.
The bible says to pick up your cross to follow him. Picking up your cross means to put your own life aside and live for Jesus. Are you going to live for this world and get absolutely nothing, or are you going to pick your cross up and be All In?