Humanity has taken a lot of hits recently. The National Football League is under siege by the failing of human beings. I think we all have forgotten that all have sinned and have fallen short. Not a few, but, all. The question that we should ask is this. Did Jesus die for all mankind or most or some or a select few. And don’t think that this is just a faze or its just a bad time. Don’t be surprise of the depavity of people. Its because we have more access to the lives of people through social media and cameras that the dirty laundry has risen its ugly head. People have spoken out and have every right too. Nobody, I don’t think is justifying any wrong doing. But there are some that are acting like they have never done anything in their life wrong, and want to just throw away people like trash. I thought Jesus came to save man, not destroy him. The question should be how can we saved them, help them, cover them until they recover. How can we get them back to being a blessing to society. Because since Jesus died for all mankind, then I guess they are worth saving! Oh, and I know you would never do though things. But that still doesn’t give you the right to throw the first stone.
I read something today that I want to share with you. Again I am repenting (change of mind) my thought process concerning understanding the bible as it is intented for us. I will let you be the judge.
This is from the book Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes by, Randoloph Richards and Brandon O’Brien. To open the Word of God is to step into a strange world where things are very unlike our own. Most of us don’t speak the languages. We don’t know the geography or the customs or what behaviors are considered rude or polite. And yet we hardly notice. For many of us, the Bible is more familiar than any other book. We may have parts of it memorized. And because we believe that the Bible is God’s Word to us, no matter where on the planet or when in history we read it, we tend to read Scripture in our own when and where, in a way that makes sense on our terms.
I am not going to add my two cents to this, I will let this little piece of info speak for itself. What is your thoughts on this? I would love to read them.
This is not an indictment on every church. There are churches that are impactful in the communites in which they serve. There are churches that is spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ. I’m speaking as a whole. The body of Christ. Remember Jesus did all of His ministry in a body. Miracles, healings, blessings and deliverance where done in His body. Well, Jesus now uses us as His body to do the work that He started. When did Jesus change the mandate? When did Jesus tell us to do what we want? When did Jesus tell us to make stars of people? When did Jesus tell us to use the church for our own wealth and welfare? More Importantly, when did Jesus put us in complete charge? There are so many opinions about how the church ought to be. There are so many fights and divisions, that no one knows what is right. The world is looking and laughing at the church. Is anyone taking the church seriously anymore? I wonder! Can we go back to the bible, the inspired Word Of God for direction? Can we at least sit down in unison and agree we are the body of Christ, and not separated. I hope we can try, because its a shame what we are doing to Christ’ church!