Monday, November 24, 2008

Bringing the World into the Church or Bring the Church into the World?

This thought has come into my mind on and off. I was impulsed to write it down. As we move further away from the day Christ was born and the day he ascended to heaven, a lot of so called Christians, be they Reverends, Pastors or just the common believers are really shifting away from the Way, the Truth and the Life Christ Jesus
has taught us. We tend to become more relax and forgetful. We begin to shift away and farther away from the narrow path Christ Jesus asked us to walk!

Are we bringing the world into the church or are we bringing the church into the world? This has been puzzling me as I watched the changes taking place in the churches nowadays. When I first asked this question to my fellow Christian friends and they for a moment, were sort like taken aback and did not know what I meant! Some churches wanted to have more members and rich members to come to them and they began to modify themselves just to please the world. Are they doing the things that would please our LORD?

Deut28:1If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. 2All these blessings will come upon you and accompany you if you obey the LORD your God.

I pray the churches would remember that we are to walk into the world and change the world and win the world for Christ, and not let the world change us. If we are to let the world change us then Christ Jesus would not have to die for us on the Cross.

Luke23:34Jesus said,"Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing."


pam said...

,"Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing."

sometimes i find this prayer the hardest one to pray. honestly.

it's very very difficult to be like jesus. yet.. i'm trying.

ong sh said...

good to practice as practice makes perfect. later you will find you have got the heart and easily you will forgive and ask the LORD to forgive your enemies.
God bless you