We have the enabling and responsibility to care for those we call brothers and sisters at our local gatherings. What joy we miss by thinking it is not our job.
Perhaps with thoughtfulness and reprioritizing we can reclaim the truer image of what it means to be a Christian.
In a social climate in which Christianity is easily misunderstood as well as antagonistic to some cultural norms, we have a hard question to answer.
There are many things that we can be mistaken about without weighty consequences. But eternity is too important to put at risk with a personally comfortable but dangerously inaccurate concept of God and His relationship to mankind (me).
Say a few correct words and you are golden! Do the right sacrament and God cannot deny you entrance. Reject any claims for holy living as legalism. It's how we roll now in our culture of grace. Contrast this with the extreme humility, suffering, commitment, and purpose of the One we call "Savior" and possibly... Continue Reading →