Friday Tidings
10/10/17 at 01:12 PM 0 Comments

Dividing God’s Army

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Most Sunday school kids learned to sing, “I’m in the Lord’s Army.”  We loved the hand motions, the marching feet, and saluting as we sang together. We truly were fighting together.

But somewhere along the line, we decided to break rank and use our weapons of words against one another. It’s been said that Christians are more likely to "kill" their own.

That’s a sad commentary on our faith journey and conflicts with our true mission here—to serve and glorify Christ.

Modern Christian battle lines are drawn on opposing sides of homosexual relationships, abortion, sex outside of marriage, and co-habitation. Christians argue about the inerrancy of the Bible. Does it really mean what it says? Or does it change with changing cultural norms?

While most Christians are united in helping the poor and working towards eliminating racial injustice, our arguments about doctrine on right and wrong further divides us. Oh, our enemy Satan revels in the disharmony. He celebrates when churches divide, or even better dissolve. At no other time does our nation need Christ’s love and God’s wisdom. Let’s remember that when Jesus-loving people are divided, we can’t help heal our broken nation.

Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand. Matthew 12:25

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