Summary: Our denominational lines are not political lines and they shouldn't divide us as Christians. We are one, one Body of Christ
May the peace of the Lord be with you.
Topic: *DO NOT DESTROY THE BODY OF CHRIST*
1 Corinthians 1:12-13 King James Version (KJV)
12 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.
13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?
Beloved, we allow our denominations or our inclination to particular Men of God we admire or draw more to their teachings or preachings divide us.
Beloved, we have orthodox churches, pentecostal churches, charismatic churches etc. These have given us borders or boundaries which we must seemingly respect and live out our Christian lives by.
We allow the doctrines our churches teach to divide us and take away our Christianity, the reason why we are Christians.
Beloved there are the basic doctrines that forms the foundation of the faith that all of us as Christians believe in and are found in the Word of God. Let these doctrines lead us in our operations in the Body of Christ.
It shouldn't matter whether you are a Catholic, Anglican, from Christ Apostolic Church, ICGC, Lighthouse Church, Pentecost or whatever. What should matter is whether you follow Christ and His teachings or not.
We should be able to attend any church so long as Christ is the foundation and His teachings are the basis of what is done there.
Can a Catholic Church allow an ICGC Pastor to preach on their pulpit at a Sunday mass?
Would the criticism of who is better ever stop? So that if a church or a Man of God is going down or drifting away, we come together as Christians and help the Church get back on its feet for the Christians who are there not to be lost or broken and become victims of the devil?
Beloved can there ever be a time when churches will consciously support each other financially, spiritually and physically to make sure no matter the congregation a church has, whether 2 members or 1 million members, the Church will be able to operate and the Man of God and his family will have at least a decent life?
Beloved Christ is not divided among denominations or Men of God or anything. He is one and for all of us. The Body of Christ is one and we are all a part of it.
When we are divided, the Body will not work well and the malfunctioning of the Body of Christ is the malfunctioning of all of us in the Body.
You know now that, almost all Men of God are regarded by the masses as extortionists who milk the poor to enrich themselves and live lavishly on the money they make. It doesn't matter whether you are doing same or not, once you are a Man of God people analyse you through the same lense.
Beloved, *IT'S ALL ABOUT JESUS* and no one else. Jesus is one, let's unite as one Church in our minds and hearts and in our actions, let's put away our denominational lines which has become more like political lines and build the Body of Christ together as one people.
Prayer: Daddy may your Spirit put in our hearts and mind, singleness of purpose and cause us to live as one universal church in Jesus name. Amen.
_EXHIBIT YOUR FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS AND THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY SHALL SURELY REWARD YOU_