Last night I was talking to my cousin-in-law who is also one of my best friends. We were talking about everything and anything but usually trying to resolve all issues related ot the fragmented Body of Christ.
This blog may not gain me entrance to the various denominational events. However, heck, it doesn’t matter, it’s just a dream I have.
Personally I am so weary with the fragmented Body of Christ. Not the body, per se, but the people. Well…not the people really, it’s more the leaders. Well…not really all the leaders just the top cheese in charge of each denomination active in the United States. Yes, that is who I am weary with.
Let me say, up front, I believe the American Church and it’s “branding” of the Gospel has done much harm to the very thing it says it wishes to promote.
Here’s my dream, my wish, my vision, my hope.
What if at one very large table, each head of a denomination in America, including all prostestant, Catholic and any fringe groups were seated and among them sat Jesus, the head of the Church. Doug, my cousin-in-law wondered where Jesus would sit because all those present would be fighting to sit as his right and his left. (Just like before)
At the table, each representative would have two minutes to state, not explain nor debate, but state their denominations foundational positions. It would take days. But when all had spoken then Jesus would give his comments as to the positioning of the denominations and how far off the mark they were.
I will not try to speak for Jesus nor pretend as to what He would say, but I would love to.
We are in the process of destroying the good news of the Good News, in this country.
Ideally, the only reason churches should be in separate buildings is to try and accomodate the believers who would pursue a unified cause.
I just can’t help but believe Christ is so disappointed in how fragmented His body remains.
Two verses, both applicable, and then I am going to bed.
“So then, some were shouting one thing and some another, for the assembly was in confusion and the majority did not know for what reason they had come together.” Acts 19:32
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity.” Psalm 133:1
Unfortunately, the first verse happens all the time.
Unfortunately, the second verse is not going to be reality as long as the first verse keeps happening.
As the bumper sticker says, “God, protect me from your followers.”