“Much of Christianity now in America is really moralistic, therapeutic deism.

We appeal to people with the idea of making your life better…that the goal of the gospel is to make you better, to make your marriage better, your finances better, your circle of friends better, and to make you more happy and fulfilled.

But Jesus didn’t come and die for any of those things…He died to save us from our sin. Those other things are simply potential fringe benefits.”

~ Christian Smith