Christian individualism is bogus |

You Are NOT An Independent Individual


The idea of living life on your own terms is bogus.

There is nothing in the Bible that teaches us to strive for independence. On the contrary, we are urged to use our diversity to create an interdependent community that allows each individual to flourish for the glory of God.

Hugh Whelchel puts it this way:

Scripture calls us to connect from the very beginning, not only with God, but with those around us, too.

To be sure, we as individuals are called to play an individual part in the biblical narrative, but for the most part we do our work in the context of community. We can’t flourish any other way.

This is true because we are made to be in relationship. And we are made to be in relationship because we are made in the image of God.

God intentionally made his creation diverse. His design from the very beginning was for us to work together in relationship.

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