Not so when you consider there are over 38,000 denominations on the globe RIGHT NOW. Yes, you read that right.
And most of them, God help us, believe they have, indeed, gotten it right.
Conversely, portions of contemporary church are trying to be His body apart from the Head* and His heart.** In some circles there’s a lot of hands clapping and feet stomping, waving of arms and beating of chests, but all that commotion only serves to draw attention to itself. Unfortunately.
Seems to me the body needs to repent and find its Head again. Her heart too. And the only way to do that is to strip away all that impersonates Adam and cloaks the Spirit of Truth.
Now we got something to point at.
(that’s the sound of slamming on the brakes)
(now we’re backing up)
(the Holy Spirit is interjecting now)
I’m listening, Lord.
Yeah. Thought that’s maybe what You were going to say. Yeahhh…
He’s asking me if I’m submitting like that. And loving as He loves. All the above is true. Granted. But my finger, turns out, needs to point to my own heart also. Am I out here looking at a graph of “38,000” other believers and assuming I’m the one who has it all together? That I’m the star pupil?
What is needed here, IMHO, is simple:
I’ll let God work on me and you let Him work on you. Whaddya say? That’s what happened in 1 A.D. isn’t it? And those revolutionized few became a new generation of folk that turned the world upside down.
*Fully submitted to the reign of Jesus Christ, her Head
**Loving the world and one another as He loved
H/T to Ed Stetzer’s blog.