Tuesday, August 7, 2007

When The Church Becomes Imperfect

"I will not go to that church because..."
  • "There are many hypocrites who worship there." (Answer): No drowning man ever refused to get into the boat with a hypocrite.
  • "Someone hurt my feelings." (Answer): "So my heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his tresspasses" (Matt. 18:35)
  • "They think they are the only righteous ones living." (Answer): "There is none righteous, no, not ,one" (Rm. 3:10). "Nevertheless we, according to His promises, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells" (2 Pet. 3:13).

The church is the called out body of Christ. It is composed of people who make mistakes, people who are still human, through striving to be more. The key to peace and growth in the church is knowing when the church, purchased by a perfect Savior who shed His perfect blood, becomes imperfect.

The church becomes imperfect the moment I enter in.

"I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace." ~ Eph. 4:1-3


  1. I read through a lot of your material here and it all seems very good. I'm impressed to find someone else who is so fundamental in their thinking. Where did you go to college? Feel free to check out my blog. I'm a Bible college student in Tampa, Fl. God bless.

  2. Thank you for your post. The only way I can respond is through posting, but I would like to have your email address if you want to give it to me. I went to college at Freed-Hardeman University, and also before that I attended a state college in California. Thanks for reading the blog and for your encouragement. I will visit yours as well.