This week in my Classical Conversations class, we read a chapter in Josh McDowell’s book Don’t Check Your Brains at the Door which was entitled, “Exposing the Rose Garden Myth.” It was all about how sometimes people think that when they come to Christ, it should make everything easy; that life turns simple and nice and nothing ever goes wrong again.
And this, of course, is a myth. Jesus Himself said, “In this world you will have tribulation.” He warned of coming persecution, and trials, and the devil’s desire to steal, kill, destroy, and even sift us like wheat. A complete reading of the New Testament should be enough to assure us that becoming a Christian isn’t a recipe for “simple;” for many, indeed, it has proven just the opposite. . .
And yet . . .
You can go to Heart of the Matter Online to read the rest–my surprising and surely fascinating take on the “Rose Garden Myth.” Go ahead, you know you want to.