Thursday, September 07, 2006


Dan's comment to yesterday's post is the basis for today's post. Dan observed that divisions are occurring in the body of Christ over everything from politics to music. That speaks volumes about our spiritual condition. According to Paul as he wrote to the Corinthian church, we are immature, fleshly and walking like unregenerate men.
Considering Jesus' rebuke to Peter in Matthew 16:23, we are stumbling blocks, setting our minds on man's interests instead of God's interests. Furthermore, when Jesus says to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan!" it indicates who is behind our man-centered thoughts.
Finally, being so caught up in our own divisive preferences may be indicative of leaving our first love. Christ says that unless we repent, he will come and remove the church out of its place (Rev. 2:5).
Just some food for thought: Christ's words about repenting for leaving their first love was spoken to the church at Ephesus. That geographical area today is Islamic.

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