An extreme Christian doesn’t have to be insanely religious or melodramatic- in fact, an extreme Christian is the only type of Christian God wants us to be. The truth is that you cannot be a true Christian without being radical. You cannot be a true Christian by sitting in church every Sunday and then living like nothing has changed. Jesus was radical; he wasn’t afraid to go to infinite measures for love. He gave it all for us, so we can’t just give part to Him. We must surrender our entire lives, letting the light of Christ shine through every part of us.
So what exactly does it mean to be an Extreme Christian? Revelation 3:15-16 says, “I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.” An extreme Christian is the only type of Christian there is. When you are saved, God changes you from the inside out. The people around you should be able to tell a huge difference between the old you and the new you.
Extreme Christians are not ashamed of the Gospel, and they are not afraid to stand up for it. Romans 1:16 says, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes…” If you are an extreme Christian, you want to show the world the love of Christ in awesome, often crazy ways. Extreme Christianity isn’t a religion; it’s a lifestyle. What Jesus did on the cross was beyond extreme. It was downright impossible. Who are we that the God of the Universe sent His Son to die in our place? God is serious about our salvation, and so we should be as well.
Every day, people sell their souls for fame and fortune without even realizing it. The devil tricks them, and by the time they realize what’s really going on, it’s too late. We, as Christians, are called to be servants of God’s Kingdom. We are not sold out for the temporary pleasures of the world; we are sold out for Jesus. An extreme Christian will do whatever it takes to fight darkness with God’s light. John 1:5 says, “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
Lastly, an extreme Christian is aware that following Jesus will cost them. Their faith is not blind or misplaced, but rather persistent. They know that they will be persecuted, mocked, and even threatened for their faith, but they press on anyway.
That is the most extreme part of Extreme Christianity; that even though there will be suffering, you will be willing to face it for the sake of Jesus. Society looks at us with confusion. Why don’t we just give up? The answer is this: We are extreme Christians, and we believe it’s all or nothing.