Saturday, December 29, 2012

The Divided Church

We can consult the telephone directory or Google churches and we would find several listed. Then, we ask the question, why are there so many churches? The answer might seem complicated to some and to others understanding the historical origin for each church. The answers usually have a simple answer: established churches divide when they disagree over issues such as control and doctrine. Over the years, these divisions have multiplied until it is difficult to determine how many different churches exist today.

 Many accept the churches as God's plan, while there are signs that challenge this attitude. We are far from presenting the church of Our Lord Jesus Christ as a united body to an unbelieving world. We should keep this thought in mind. On the night that He was betrayed, Christ prayed for the unity of the Church. This is necessary for the  world to believe the Church message about salvation in Him. Many need to be free from the divided church mentality to the Church of Jesus Christ. The Church needs to be reminded of the Word of Jesus. "That they all may be one; as thou, Father, are in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me"(John 17:21KJV). Here, Jesus is speaking of a spiritual unit and not an organizational unity. Just a word of wisdom for today .Dr. Annie Dennis Eskridge, author of Sin Abides and stay tune for the second book forthcoming.

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