Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Opposite of Vision

What is the opposite of VISION?

Where there is no vision, the people perish:
Proverbs 29:18

The opposite of VISION

What is the fruit of the way churches today are organized?

They promote DIVISION as if it is a good thing.
Elitism: best doctrine, best teaching, best building, best pastor,
best program, best ...
Will they give up their name for His name?
They don't even know that their name is divisive.
Name one New Testament church?
BTW: Locations are not churches.
Besides, there is only 1 church.

Jesus said, "And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock
I will build my church
and the gates of Hades will not overcome it."
Matthew 16:18

Hint: No matter how this is answered, equality is rarely considered.

Should equality be a vision within Jesus' church?

8 I speak not by commandment, but I am testing the sincerity of your love by the diligence of others. 9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.
10 And in this I give advice: It is to your advantage not only to be doing what you began and were desiring to do a year ago; 11 but now you also must complete the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to desire it, so there also may be a completion out of what you have. 12 For if there is first a willing mind, it is accepted according to what one has, and not according to what he does not have.
13 For I do not mean that others should be eased and you burdened; 14 but by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may supply their lack, that their abundance also may supply your lack—that there may be equality. 15 As it is written, “He who gathered much had nothing left over, and he who gathered little had no lack.”
2 Corinthians 8:8-13

People are dying because of the thousands of divided fragments that are under the label of Christianity. The idea of equality and organizing for weaker brothers and sisters has been forgotten.

This must not continue.

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