Yet, the gospels present a different call: a call to humility and to serving others. Ironically, many Christians still follow the road of glory-seeking in a fashion hard to distinguish from that of those who are not particularly attached to Christianity. In spite of this great contradiction, the pattern of Christians combining personal glory-seeking with Christian faith persists.
As with mammon, you cannot serve two masters: self-glory and the gospel. The sort of Christianity that ignores that contradiction is, in the end, not found in the Gospels. All we can say is that the glory-seekers have their reward; but it is not the reward of taking the Gospels seriously, regardless of outward appearances and affiliations.
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