Disclaimer: About This Blog

THIS BLOG IS: my personal journey of how I am rethinking some of my spiritual beliefs.
THIS BLOG IS NOT: intended to point fingers at people who I think are wrong.
I do not believe the final judgement will be based on how many correct answers we get on a theology exam. I believe many people throughout history have had genuine relationships with our Lord and Saviour Jesus, despite holding questionable beliefs and practices. I make no claim to having it all figured out or being your judge. If we end up disagreeing over these topics I pray we can find a way to demonstrate grace.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Does your church promote drunkenness or orgies

Does your 'church' promote drunkenness or orgies?

Well I hope not... but I got your attention. :)

What about promoting or maintaining factions, dissensions and discord?

Galatians 5:19-21 (NIV)
The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Interesting factions is listed so close to drunkenness and orgies. That would be a group of people who express a shared belief different from people who are not part of their group. Does this sound familiar?

Let's pray none of this is common in Christ's church!

Now I know I need to be pointing a few fingers back at myself. I am at times critical of church traditions and such. So it may seem like I'm promoting a sort of disunity.

But I don't want to promote any disunity.

No more protestants protesting the Catholics. No more Calvinism vs Armenianism or whatever. No Institutional Church vs home church. No more labels. Let's all just follow Christ and find our natural place in His body.

Yes, there will be discussions as we try to teach each other. And we may get emotional as we disagree about stuff. But at the end of it all, lets not label each other as if we are different factions. We are one whether we agree about everything or not.

"If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand." -Jesus

(Thanks Bobby Auner for prompting these bizarre thoughts).

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