In “The Early Christians Were Odd, Too,” Michael Kruger describes how four aspects of early Christianity offended the Romans. Despite this offense, the church flourished and grew; and, Kruger says, this should be an encouragement to us to remain faithful:

There were many things about Christianity that it made it odd—exclusive worship, controversial doctrines, strange moral proclivities, and a hyper-focus on books.

And these aren’t fringe aspects of Christianity; they’re core parts of Christian identity.

 

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