This is not About Self-Help

No one should become a Christian simply because of how helpful you’ve found it to be in your life.  Unique among all religious claims, the gospel is an announcement about certain historical claims, the gospel is an announcement about certain  historical events.  At its heart, then, Christianity is not a resource for spirituality, religion and morality, but a dramatic story at the heart of which is the claim that during the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Jesus was crucified for our sins and, after three days was raised bodily from the dead.

– Horton, Michael; The Gospel Driven Life: Being Good News People in a Bad News World; Baker Books; Grand Rapids, MI; Copyright 2009; page 18