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Read È Radical Author David Platt 109 Es dailyBUT WHO DO YOU KNOW WHO LIVES LIKE THAT DO YOUIn Radical David Platt challenges you to consider with an open heart how we have manipulated the gospel to fit our cultural preferences He shows what Jesus actually said about being his disciple then invites you to believe and obey what you have heard And he tells the. Full review is here

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Read È Radical Author David Platt 109 WHAT IS JESUS WORTH TO YOU It's easy for American Christians to forget how Jesus said his followers would actually live what their new lifestyle would actually look like They would he said leave behind security money convenience even family for him They would abandon everything for the gospel They would take up their cross. Despite the hype WHAT IS JESUS WORTH TO YOU I don t recommend Radical I was a member of Brook Hills when David was pastor there I spent 4 years hearing him preach Radical in various forms week after week When it hit bookshelves I was already in a crisis over it I believed I was saved but under David s teaching I felt I must make myself worthy of Jesus by doing good works for the poor Why Because according to Radical if you re not going on missions overseas downsizing homes working with the homeless adopting children etc your soul is in peril see pg 111 If our lives do not reflect radical compassion for the poor there is reason to wonder if Christ is really in us at all In short Radical presents a Christianity that is so lopsidedly focused on our good works it s too easy to conclude that s all God cares about But you can t please God unless you know him Otherwise you re just acting out 1 Cor 133 I believe David takes for granted that his readers already know God and you can t do that First and foremost focus on knowing God Matthew 633David is obviously well versed in the Bible But he s also very opinionated and he lets that come across too strongly in Radical I believe it causes him to overstate his conclusions and unfairly judge American Christians most of whom he s never met as if we were all the rich man from Luke 1619 or the Rich Young Ruler on that belowThis can lead some readers to conclude that God wants no demands that we focus our entire lives on giving up material excess and give to the poor On its face this doesn t sound like a bad thing But is helping the poor supposed to be our main focus as Christians What about Ex 203 Deut 65 Hosea 66 Mt 2237 38 1 Cor 131 3 Is it possible to pursue good works so much that we lose sight of the God who commands us to do them Absolutely Is that what God ultimately wants from us Absolutely not And yet reading Radical it s easy to do just that That is my problem with this bookTo begin with as the title illustrates the underlying premise of Radical is an attack on the American Dream But I believe David fundamentally misunderstands the American Dream He 1 confuses it with materialism then 2 claims it s the biggest problem in the church today First the American Dream is not about materialism It s about freedom When James Truslow Adams first called it the American Dream in 1931 he described the opportunity for each according to his ability There is nothing materialistic in that If I aspire to live uietly minding my own affairs and working with my hands so that I may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one 1 Thes 411 12 the American Dream enables me to work toward that goal It doesn t have to involve pursuing wealth or material prosperity That is what the American system is all about giving people freedom of choice and chance within the bounds of certain moral precepts Some Americans abuse this freedom by pursuing sinful wants but do we blame cars for car accidents The American Dream is not the problem here Second David presents a rather myopic view of the church proclaiming that materialism is its biggest problem He ignores countless other sins plaguing American Christians that have nothing to do with materialism adultery addiction and other moral compromises that stem from the human heart not from our wallets The problem in the church is the same as it s always been sin not the American Dream While I m sure David would agree this doesn t come across at all in RadicalI also think he misjudges American Christians claiming we live an eitheror existence that does not reflect reality While Christians choose to spend their lives fulfilling the American dream instead of giving their lives to proclaiming the kingdom of God literally billions in need of the gospel remain in the dark 14 But the American Dream is not inherently opposed to the Gospel It is neutral like many things in life it depends on what you do with it It can be and doubtless has been used to further the Gospel in ways than David can imagine For example in my last semester of college I was invited to visit a new church plant that met in a movie theater That s when I became a Christian at the age of 22 It s a far cry from the wealthy megachurch David uses to describe the American church in Radical But tell me God didn t use the American Dream to make that scenario happen But David sounds too convinced that American Christians are concerned with creature comforts than with knowing Jesus He presents the Rich Young Ruler as a cautionary tale against wealth and maintains that we need to purge our excess in order to follow Christ But this story is not about money It s about the love of money in one man s heart pulling him away from his devotion to God Jesus knew his god was money and thus he could not even keep the first Commandment Ex 203 Deut 65 Mt 2237 38 So he tells him to give his stuff away because that s what kept THIS man from following him While David contends that American Christians in general have this same stumbling block Scripture says otherwise Something does separate us all from God but it s not always money Anything we love than Christ health job marriage kids politics self sufficiency thinking you don t need Jesus logicintellect thinking you re too smart to follow Jesus is an idol that must be rooted out If you love your marriage than you love God that doesn t mean get divorced it means you need God s grace to help you love him than your marriage In other cases the idol can be family ties instead of money Luke 959 62 let me FIRST go and bury my father let me FIRST say farewell to those at my home Jesus says No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit In the Rich Young Ruler the focus is on ONE form of sin The two men in Luke 959 62 have the same problem with sin as the Rich Young Ruler but with different idols Yet David only addresses the story pertaining to money as if that tells us all we need to know about God and about ourselves It doesn t First Jesus didn t tell every wealthy person to sell all their stuff In his lengthy discourse with Nicodemus in John 3 he doesn t even mention money David completely ignores this in Radical He also ignores the lives of Abraham Job see Jas 511 David Solomon Lydia Lazarus Joseph of Arimathea etc Not all wealthy persons are incapable of loving God because of money The problem is not having money but loving it In 1 Timothy 610 Paul warns that the love of money ie not merely having it but loving it than God is a not the root of all kinds of evils not all evil but all kinds of evils money is a powerful tempter but not the only one Christians can struggle against Money may be YOUR primary idol But for others it may be something else something just as dangerous to the soul that David does not even address in Radical That is my biggest concern with this book Satan would love for us to read Radical and let it convince us that money is our biggest problem So we spend our lives ridding ourselves of material things giving to the poor etc when our true idol is something else completely and we ll never address it because we re too busy being Radical about money This book makes that a very easy trap to fall into See 1 Cor 133 Hos 66 Rom 102 4 or Mt 61When confronted with these concerns David says Radical isn t salvation by works but evidence of salvation That sounds like a valid distinction on paper But in practice the line blurs very easily Meanwhile the Bible is already clear about evidence of salvation see eg Gal 522 23 I m also concerned about David s treatment of the Great Commission in Radical Jesus has not merely called us to go to all nations he has commanded us to go We have taken this command though and reduced it to a calling something only a few people receive 72 73 Scripture doesn t exactly support this See 1 Cor 1227 30 Are all apostles In Acts 131 3 the Holy Spirit said Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off Out of a group of prophets and teachers five men are specifically identified but only two are called to go Scripture indicates Mt 2819 is a corporate command to the body of believers We each have a role but it s not the same for everyone See 1 Cor 124 11 However David would have us think we should not even ask God s will for our lives because it s the same for everyone 160 The uestion is not Can we find God s will The uestion is Will we obey God s will Will we refuse to sit back and wait for some tingly feeling to go down our spines before we rise up and do what we have already been commanded to do Contrast Col 19 Rom 122This does NOT mean I don t believe Christians are all called to share the Gospel It does mean that I think David goes too far in arguing that American Christians have all become lazy and complacent in response to the Great Commission We all have the same calling to share Jesus with the world but that doesn t look the same in everyone s life And much like giving to the poor it s too easy for a Christian to read a book like Radical conclude he s disobeying the Great Commission simply because he hasn t done half of what David Platt has done worldwide and focus all his energy on becoming just like David Whether he actually knows the God of the Bible or not And that is a huge problem Before we start sharing Jesus with the world we need to make sure we ourselves know him first I ve lost count of the people I ve personally known who worked themselves to exhaustion trying to be Radical David has not effectively addressed this at all and even seems to scoff at these concerns by claiming that those who say it can t be done should get out of the way of those who are doing it 83 This is not helpful Meanwhile Satan has had a field day over the problems this book can lead to spiritual exhaustion as people strive to do give go David never warns his readers about this He ignores other problems too like the division Radical creates in churches when judgmentalism arises between people who give than others pride of poverty etc He does not warn against the potential for legalism as we replace go to church every Sunday tithe exactly 10% etc with go on missions every year give away all your excess adopt children etc Are we not merely exchanging one potential idol for another here If David explained how 1 Cor 133 Hos 66 Rom 102 4 or Mt 61 apply to Radical it would be a different book altogether But he doesn t address any of these choosing instead to laser focus on the Rich Young Ruler and the Great Commission and ignoring virtually the remainder of the Bible Bottom line Our problem isn t money it s sin And the answer isn t be Radical The answer is Jesus Only Jesus can be truly Radical and he does so on our behalf Rom 323 25a Be careful with this book God has already given you everything you need 2 Pt 13 You don t need Radical you may be better off without it

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Read È Radical Author David Platt 109 Dramatic story of what is happening as a successful suburban church decides to get serious about the gospel according to JesusFinally he urges you to join in The Radical Experiment a one year journey in authentic discipleship that will transform how you live in a world that desperately needs the Good News Jesus came to bri. I wanted to read this book a few years ago and I decided to read it now because of some criticism that was leveled against the radical movement and this book in particular One of the things I appreciated about the criticism was one uestions raised Would people who really loved this book agree with Paul s words and to aspire to live uietly and to mind your own affairs and to work with your hands 1 Thess 411 That is a fair uestion However I thought this book was pretty balanced And in the end it called for an application that was mildly radical What I appreciated the most about this book were the solid uestions that he asked or the things he called us to really consider And from all of those uestions the ones that pertained to our understanding of the Gospel were the bestWe were settling for a Christianity that revolves around catering to ourselves when the central message of Christianity is actually about abandoning ourselves pg7Who doesn t need to consider that One of the big points that he makes in this book is That we have read many parts of the Bible through our cultural lenses of prosperity individualism self esteem etc so that we misreadmisapply parts of the Bible Another good uestion he askedHe was talking about how a church had spent 23 million dollars on their new building And they gave money to help refugees in Sudan the total amount for the refugees was 5000 And he asked a vert spot on uestion How did we get to the place where this is actually tolerable pg16Here is another oneThis is the uestion that often haunts me when I stand before a crowd of thousands of people in the church I pastor What if we take away all of the cool music and comfortable chairs What if the screens are gone and the stage is no longer decorated What if the air conditioning is off and the comforts are removed Would his Word still be enough for his people to come together pg 27He is not saying those things are bad But isn t that a good uestion What kind of Christianity are we living and what kind of Christianity are we cultivating That is an excellent uestion to ask How do you keep a passion for knowing and loving God when you do have all of those comforts That is a uestion I need to ask myself about the church I have been called to serve I could say about all of these types of good uestions But I d like to get to the controversial stuffMissions I just want to summarize what he really calls us to do here1 To care about the nations and unreached peoples He does this by describing the situation of world evangelism and probably opening up many Christians eyes to the great work that is to be done Also in the end he challenges us to take a year and pray for the whole world2 To go on a short term trip Who can call that totally radical To just go to another part of the world for one week I think that is a great idea for all Christians who could go Poverty This is where I think he is the most controversialBut we can t argue with some of the uestions he is asking God has blessed so many of us in America with wealth and possessions But have we adopted the way the world around us looks at these things Do we just try to accumulate and spend these things on ourselves Do we consider what we could do to help other people in the world who live on very little Over 42% of the world lives on less than 2 dollars per dayIsn t it only right to ask ourselves those uestionsAnd this is where the application of the book isn t so radical Many of the examples of people in his church who have put these things into practice are people who still live in the same house the same place and still earn a lot of money But they have prayed and thought of some creative ways to give their money for the sake of other peopleAll in all this is a great book that asks some great uestions that all of us would do well to ask ourselvesHe ends by challenging us to take a year to Read through the entire Bible pray for the whole world sacrifice our money to a good organization or church and to go on a week long missions trip Those are all great things for us to consider and do for the sake of ChristAnd that was the best part of the book Christ is worthy for that kind of living The value and worth of Christ is what drives and motivates His people to live for His Name s sake


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