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Holy Subversion: Allegiance to Christ in an Age of Rivals #2020

Holy Subversion Allegiance to Christ in an Age of Rivals Christians are too often guilty of pledging their allegiance to the influential principalities and powers of this age rather than to Christ alone In Holy Subversion Trevin Wax challenges such behavio

  • Title: Holy Subversion: Allegiance to Christ in an Age of Rivals
  • Author: Trevin Wax Ed Stetzer
  • ISBN: 9781433507021
  • Page: 185
  • Format: Paperback
  • Holy Subversion: Allegiance to Christ in an Age of Rivals By Trevin Wax Ed Stetzer, Christians are too often guilty of pledging their allegiance to the influential principalities and powers of this age rather than to Christ alone In Holy Subversion, Trevin Wax challenges such behavior by urging a return to the subversive lifestyle of the earliest Christians Their proclamation and demonstration that Jesus is Lord directly opposed the Caesar worship ofChristians are too often guilty of pledging their allegiance to the influential principalities and powers of this age rather than to Christ alone In Holy Subversion, Trevin Wax challenges such behavior by urging a return to the subversive lifestyle of the earliest Christians Their proclamation and demonstration that Jesus is Lord directly opposed the Caesar worship of their day.Today, Christians in the West must choose between Jesus and our Caesars self, success, money, leisure, sex, power What would it look like, asks Wax, if today s church reclaimed the communal, subversive nature of the gospel, intentionally undermining all contenders for our devotion How would the message that Jesus is Lord change our thinking about our jobs, our families, and our church participation Here this gifted pastor theologian offers help in taking our faith public, dethroning modern day Caesars, honoring the Lordship of Christ, and understanding the church as the ultimate counterculture an embodiment of Christ s supremacy over all.

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    1. Lord is the title that the New Testament writers repeatedly assign to Jesus Christ Lord Kurios in Greek was also the title that Caesar took for himself This is no coincidence The original preachers of the gospel understood that at the heart of the message they were called by God to proclaim was the fact that God the Father had given Jesus all authority in heaven and on earth Caesar was not the ultimate authority but King Jesus was Caesar was not to be worshipped, although he demanded it, only Go [...]

    2. The teaching calls you out of a life of living for your own and living for Christ Unlike other books on idolatary, this one I think is on the majesty of God and who is You are not left with any doubts, however, you are left convicted of the heart It is broken up of what is our Ceasars and helps you to see the idolatry in your heart and we are not much different from the Roman times I think it is very easy to become blind to our idolatary and has we do, we become blind to who God is It really is [...]

    3. My envy stirs within me A well written, easy to read book on Christian living by a 28 year old who comes from a Reformed view of faith rather than the Emergent anti creed, anti church, humble as a worm stuff so popular right now.

    4. Trevin Wax is one of my favorite authors and this book did disappoint Highlighting the idols we worship in our lives, this book is for any age group and should be read by all of us Highest recommendation

    5. I ll admit that I was highly interested in obtaining a copy of the first book by Trevin Wax, who is the associate pastor of First Baptist Church in Shelbyville, TN Not only is he a guy who is my age that writes a tremendous blog and received book endorsements from a who s who list of pastors and theologians Johnny Hunt, Al Mohler, J.I Packer, to name a few , but he also has a Stevens Street connection Wax has traveled to and actually lived studied in Oradea, Romania, with our very own Bob Ward T [...]

    6. A lot of books have been written about idolatry lately Many Christians are re discovering Martin Luther s idea about not being able to break any of the commandments without initially breaking the first and second There is sound, biblical truth in these sentiments, and I m glad that writers like Timothy Keller Counterfeit Gods and others have used their talents to practically apply this truth to our context in the 21st century Add to that list Trevin Wax His new book, Holy Subversion, is a potent [...]

    7. Trevin Wax s book is all about subverting the things that often take God s place of preemenince in the lives of Christians This book is practical and left me challenged to change several areas of my life, and perhaps this book could be compared to Francis Chan s book Crazy Love The writing styles of Chan and Wax are very different, but both men write for the purpose of calling believers to live lives fully committed to Jesus Christ This book opens up with some good historical explanation about h [...]

    8. What would it look like if Christians actually lived their lives according to their beliefs If they lived their temporal lives in accordance with their eternal hope In a word, persecution We get a glimpse of this when we take a look at the Christians of the first century They turned the whole world upside down, and in turn, the world turned on them But why Because these pesky, troublesome Christians were different They didn t worship the Caesar who could put them to death Didn t they realize the [...]

    9. I like to think I m partial because I know the author, but I think this book has some great points about modern day idolatry Many Christians today proclaim the name of Christ, but their lives look just like the world This book deals with how our individual lives could make a cultural change if people are willing to turn away from the modern day idols such as self, career success, and money This book caused me to examine my life to make sure that my behavior is lining up with the Jesus that I say [...]

    10. A short and light book that biblically describes what it means to live in the world , but not of the world as Christ did This book in one sense establishes the lifestyle that not only glorifies Christ in obedience but also proclaims Christ for His glory Trevin Wax explains how the subversion of idols proclaims Christ s lordship and what this subversion looks like Wax also rightly proposes a model for a Christ centered gospel presentation that does not privatize or personalize the gospel.

    11. Holy Subversion is a short, good book It flies at 10,000 feet, but not at the expense of being brutally practical Similar to Tim Keller s Counterfeit Gods, Wax s book hits at many common American evangelical idolatries, and is deeply convicting.This was easily my favorite quote from the book, from a section on the idolatry of power Whereas the world may estimate our rank and authority by how many people are serving us, God estimates our rank by how many people we are serving.

    12. Clear, concise and straight to the point, this book deals with modern day idolatries such as success, wealth, power, sex and leisure It provides practical but sharp ideas and concepts that can be applied straightaway in subverting our allegiance back to Christ In this postmodern era, this book is a gem that every Christian can reap its benefits for the growth of their faith, proclaiming and witnessing Christ centered faith.

    13. I read this book at precisely the right time There s a challenge here to surrender our egocentric view of the universe The gospel and God s plan of redemption is one that is presented in scripture as radically God centred I needed to here this while preparing a message on Jonah 4 God s question to Jonah, do you do well to be angry challenged his Jonah centric outlook in a very straightforward fashion Great wee read.

    14. Trevin Wax did a good job helping the reader see the need to be subversive toward this world s Caesars self, success, leisure, money, sex and power The key is putting the Lordship of Christ on display through our lives and choices for the world to see Simple, bib ical and to the point.

    15. This was an outstanding book that advocates in my mind true Christian living and thinking Check this one out if you are looking for a deeper Christian life that numerous other books and authors tend to miss.

    16. hands down the best book ive read this year the author chin checked me from the first to the last chapters, exposing idols in my ownlife if you want your ears tickled,this is not the book for you but if you want to be challenged in your walk, it is.

    17. With Francis Schaeffer like instincts and insight, Trevin Wax aptly identifies the idols of our time and compellingly calls Christians to live against the world for the world.

    18. A simple, clear, well written book, designed to help Christians resist a variety of competitors for their spiritual allegiance Helpful as an aid to self reflection and self examination.

    19. Thoughtful This was a thoughtful insight into the tight grasp that the culture today has on the church as a whole and individuals.

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