Tertullian Couldn’t Say This Of Most Christians Today

Tertullian wrote, of the Christianity he knew,

Among us nothing is ever said, or seen, or heard, which has anything in common with the madness of the circus, the immodesty of the theatre, the atrocities of the arena, the useless exercises of the wrestling-ground. Why do you take offence at us because we differ from you in regard to your pleasures? If we will not partake of your enjoyments, the loss is ours, if there be loss in the case, not yours. We reject what pleases you. You, on the other hand, have no taste for what is our delight.

Today the Church is, for most, a circus (or some sort of MMA ring), and the circus is, for most, the church.  The Church has been infiltrated by the world and the worldly so that there really is hardly any difference now between the Christian and the Worldling.  That would, I think it fair to say, cause Tertullian to blow a gasket.  It should make believers today as well, but, alas, it won’t, doesn’t, and shan’t.

Author: Jim

I am a Pastor, and Lecturer in Church History and Biblical Studies at Ming Hua Theological College.