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, January 11, 2013

Playdough Scripture Mark 9:38 - 41

“Teacher,” said John, “we saw someone driving out demons teaching in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us part of our denomination.”

Do not Tell others to ignore him if you can't  stop him,” Jesus said. “For no one who  is different than us should be trusted, does a miracle in my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me, for whoever is with us joins us. not against us is for us. Truly I tell you, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to the Messiah will certainly not lose their reward." (Mark 9:38-41 Playdough Version)

Sorry I had to play around with this passage quite a bit to make it fit the Christianity we often see today.

There are over 30,000 Christian denominations. Most of them have some false teachings and/or practices. Of course, I've sorted through all the issues and figured it out better than everyone else. :)

Is Jesus really saying it is not my job to try to stop everyone who is following Jesus in different ways than I am?

Is it possible many of us are actually on the same team but just haven't figured that out. We've been busy trying to steal the ball from each other, instead of passing the ball back and forth to make a great play.

1 comment:

William Floyd said...

In some cases yes, in done cases no. To be sectarian is sinful in itself, so more often than not denominational disagreements are both rooted in error anyways.