How the Reformation Revolutionized Diaper Changing

Greg Forster | October 26, 2017

In America today, millions of churchgoers are “Christians” for only a few hours a week. They show up on Sunday (and, if they’re super-holy, on Wednesday night). They go to small group and read their Bibles. All of that takes up a few hours of their time. In everything else they do, it can be hard to see what difference their faith makes.

Being Christians for only a few hours a week involves a deep hypocrisy. Our lives don’t match our professions of faith. We conform to this world instead of being transformed by the renewing of our minds and lives (Rom. 12:1–2).

This hypocrisy greatly strengthens our idolatry. As we conform to the structures of the world in 95 percent of our lives, we gradually set up those worldly structures as idols. And the idol we follow in practice with the 95 percent eventually displaces the God we profess in the other 5 percent. The authority and truth of the Creator is exchanged for created things that offer us fickle promises of success, comfort, and happiness.

Being Christians for only a few hours a week also involves slavery to worldly systems of injustice. Whether we’re talking about the lives of…

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