The whole attitude of “we have been doing church wrong” has me frustrated. I just don’t get it. I have prayed about, chewed on it, pondered it, read the Word, and read about 1/2 of Pagan Christianity….scanned The Organic Church and have come to a conclusion. This world is full of all kinds of people…..and all kinds of churches….in all kinds of locations & environments. I think whether it is house church or a church in a organized building, a church in a stoe front, a church in a block building in Africa, or an underground church, the problem is that people are hung up on the word church! Shouldn’t we just say we are the church (Christians) and realize that God calls everyone to ministry in different ways….and that might be in an organized church or a church in your house in a neighborhood…..as long as people in both situations are sharing Jesus and the salvation & love He has to offer AND studying and living by God’s Word……I am glad people are being obedient and doing different ways of ministering to different groups of believers…..
But I feel that we all need to get our flesh out of the way and realize we are all on the same team, for goodness sakes. Quit judging who is doing it right. Just encourage and pray and assist each other in every way possible to harvest the fields!
Seems funny to me that the church (Christians) have made it this far, if we’ve been doing it wrong for the last 1,000 or so years!!! You think it would have just died out because we were doing it all wrong!!! (sarcasm, sarcasm)
I think it makes Satan rub his little evil sweaty palms together in excitement when we silly Christians strain against each other in order to be righteously right about how God wants us to do anything. He is winning when we judge and throw around opinions that divide us…..we must continue to unite, use any way possible and every opportunity possible to love others, invest in them, share Jesus and the salvation He has to offer…..not just “invite them to church.” Let’s ALL be light in a dark world, salt that changes things and reach out to anyone and everyone. If we love Jesus, if we are broken before Him, if we desire to serve Him, if we surrender our own wills to His and if we choose obedience we will all be striving for the same thing and reaching people with whatever method God impresses on us!
It’s not about “who’s doing it right”, it’s about whether we’re doing it at all! Share Jesus….share Jesus…..share Jesus…but first love. Let’s stop getting bogged down in our opinions about junk and just listen to God’s prompting to speak truth to those we live next door to or stand in line with at Wal Mart….it won’t be easy or comfortable, but it will be rewarding because we listened and obeyed!