Advancing the Revolution

"Strangely enough...some who come to Jesus Christ seem to immediately and fully embrace this barbarian way.  They live their lives with every step moving forward and with every fiber of their being  fighting for the heart of their King.  Jesus Christ has become the all-consuming passion of their lives.  They are not about religion or position.  They have little patience for institutions or bureaucracies.  Their lack of respect for tradition or ritual makes them seem uncivilized to those who love religion.  When asked if they are Christians, their answer might surprisingly be no, they are passionate followers of Jesus Christ.  They see Christianity as a world religion, in many ways no different from any other religious system.  Whether Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, or Christianity, they're not about religion; they're about advancing the revolution Jesus started two thousand years ago.

Erwin McManus, The Barbarian Way, 5-6