Distorted Christianity and Nietzsche Have Much in Common

Ironically, the distorted version of Christianity that Nietzsche and his disciples rejected and their own alternative share much in common.  Both are oriented toward turning within rather than receiving reality and its proper interpretation by looking outside of oneself.  Both are determined to create a story from individual experience, willing, and effort, rather than to receive judgment and salvation from a transcendent God through his external Word.  The one is too pious and the other is too lawless to be judged and saved by someone else and to be gathered with the wretches of the earth at the wedding feast of God’s kingdom.

– Horton, Michael; The Gospel Driven Life: Being Good News People in a Bad News World; Baker Books; Grand Rapids, MI; Copyright 2009; page 35-36