Jesus Isn’t an Add On

burger with tomato, onion, and patty

When you eat a meal, you might like to have condiments with it. Ketchup, pickles, mustard, and the sauces and spices that are added. Our modern view of self and identity can see Jesus as the add-on to who we are. We can do as we wish and act how we will, and Jesus just tags along. However, when we place our faith in Christ, Jesus redefines us—we are subject to what he says and who he says we are, not the other way around. The idols of our individual identity and autonomy don’t mix well with our new identity in Christ.