“Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.” – Hebrews 9:27-28
America is divided.
We are divided over political agendas and our loyalties to our political parties. We are divided over whether we ought to “Make America Great Again,” or whether President Trump was one of the worst things that could have happened to our country. We are divided over gun control, abortion, capital punishment.
America is divided.
The same divisions that exist in America divide Christians in the church. I am not sure what to think about that. On the one hand, that the church in America mirrors the culture in America is not surprising. But, I am disappointed that the church cannot find a greater identity to rally and unite around than the same things that divide the American culture. I want the church to have a greater rallying point, a greater unity than the ones found in our culture.
Because when we die it won’t make the slightest difference what political party we belonged to. It won’t matter how much money we had in our bank accounts, how many toys we owned, how many degrees we earned, which neighborhood we lived in, which social circles we ran around in.
The only thing that will matter is whether we belong to Christ or not.
That’s it. That’s the only thing that will matter.
Since that’s the only thing that will matter in the end, shouldn’t Jesus be the only thing that Christians rally around? Shouldn’t our commitment to Jesus be the only thing that unites the church?
I am not sure exactly how and what that would look like, but I am pretty sure it does not look like what the church looks like today.
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‘But, I am disappointed that the church cannot find a greater identity to rally and unite around than the same things that divide the American culture. ” That needs to be my prayer!