Admonition To The Church


Admonition to the Church of Jesus the Christ (of which I am a member).

 

We, each of us who proclaim to be Christians, have got to take a good look at ourselves, individually and collectively and see how we have strayed from the Gospel of Jesus.

We ARE divided; we ARE not loving God or our neighbors as Jesus COMMANDED us to love.  We are arrogant, self-righteous hypocrites!  We have justified our sinful behavior by abusing the Word of God (and I do mean the Bible).  WE are NOT  “one Church united in Christ” and because of our extreme right wing conservative and extreme left wing progressive theologies we have driven people away from God by either giving God a bad reputation or watering down God’s authority.  Those who do not believe and those struggling with their faith are doing so because WE, the one Church of Jesus Christ, have failed!

We perceive and define God through OUR eyes and not through GOD’S eyes.  We have not “submitted our will to God’s Will”; we have not “denied ourselves and surrendered to God’s Will”.  We believe we have, but we fool ourselves.

This must stop.  We must pray God’s forgiveness and for His wisdom to see sin through HIS eyes of GRACE and TRUTH; not one or the other, but BOTH, for “Jesus walked among us “Full of Grace (i.e. Love) and Truth (i.e. we humans are sinners in need of a Savior”).

There is no good in any of us EXCEPT that which is given by God, IF we listen and we are not listening to God’s Holy Spirit as we ought.

If the church cannot get on the same page; if we continue to preach with such disagreement and confusion, we will continue to alienate people from the one and only God of Creation and Salvation.

WE MUST PRAY for each other and our selves to truly be united as the Church of Jesus the Christ as HE originally commanded us to be!

“3 things I pray:  See Thee more clearly, Love Thee more dearly, Follow Thee more nearly.”  Day by Day from Godspell.

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