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Cost - a Christian perspective
Christians aren't to act rashly or foolishly. Just as you wouldn't start building a tower without first figuring out what it would cost, we shouldn't make decisions without considering their spiritual repercussions.


"Count the cost" in the Bible: Luke 14:28-30
When any of us begin a project we count the cost and estimate whether or not we can afford to complete it. Jesus gives us the example of building a tower. If a man was to not count the cost and go ahead and start building and have to stop, he would be ridiculed.


Basilea Schlink : Avoiding the Cross: Unwillingness to Suffer
How can these things be compatible: we want to be Christians, disciples of Jesus Christ, who bore the cross for the whole world and chose to do so voluntarily, and yet we reject our own cross? Jesus says, "He who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me" (Matt. 10: 38)...