Mark 8:35-37 KJV
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
In today's Christianity most do not see the problem here.
• There is, in their opinion, no exchange to be made.
• They can, they believe, have the world and have their soul.
This sort of thinking suits the modern day mentality but not the Word of God. No such compromise with the world has been hammered out with Christ. The expectation still is (vs 34) "let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me."
Nothing in this world is worth the loss of the soul. Modern men have come to feel eternity without God is not so bad so long as life now is grand. We have,
• Devalued the worth of our soul
• Inflated the worth of the world and
• Trivialized the price of hell.
May God give us eyes to see our error!