Recently a young
pastor named Tim Dearborn had to share a cab with four other people in Bangkok,
Thailand. One of the passengers was a Marxist revolutionary on his way to India.

The Marxist quizzed
Tim at length about his faith. Finally, he said, “How can you be a Christian?
Don’t you realize there’s no way your cause can win?”

“What do you
mean there’s no way my cause can win?” Tim asked.

The Marxist explained:
“I am on my way to India to organize fishermen to overthrow their oppressors.
And I am quite willing to lay down my life for the revolution. Your American
Christianity is preoccupied with what your God can do for you. And dying for
self-interest is a contradiction in terms!”

From World Vision,
Oct/Nov 1989, p.23

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