Have you ever read Ephesians 4: 1-3? I’m pretty sure many in the Body of Christ have not. I was blessed to have been raised in a church that was based on the Word and not on people’s feelings. It also didn’t allow drama in its doors. This was a sound upbringing, and it kept me completely oblivious to the foolishness of some of God’s people and the tomfoolery taking place in His houses.
As I grew older, I’d hear other people explain why they didn’t go to church or why they left church. Older (yet not matured) “saints” judging newcomers, making them feel unwelcomed and unloved. Hookups taking place at church events despite marital statuses. Visitors being discouraged to come back because of their clothes. Ministers wanting titles but refusing to serve. The list goes on.
Scripture tells us that we are to be the lights of the earth. People are to look to us to experience God’s love. Also, in the midst of a world seemingly overrun with wickedness, we are to be the voices crying out to God for change. How can His children moan and complain about the conditions of earth if we’re not all on one accord and actually walking as He intended?
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Ephesians 4:1-3 (TLB) I beg you—I, a prisoner here in jail for serving the Lord—to live and act in a way worthy of those who have been chosen for such wonderful blessings as these. 2 Be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. 3 Try always to be led along together by the Holy Spirit and so be at peace with one another.