Showing posts from March, 2016

When two or three gather together

19 Again, truly I say to you that if two of you agree on earth about any matter that they ask, it will be done for them from my Father who is in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there in the midst of them.” - Matthew 18:19-20 Most of us will recognise these verses from the Scripture. And if you are honest with yourself, you have used it to talk about two things: 1) that a small fellowship is the same as a huge fellowship group and; 2) that when you gather and pray, God is with you. But as my regular readers may have realised, when I highlight a verse, I am normally not talking about the 'normal' interpretations by normal people. In fact, when I highlight one of these verses, it is normally because I am reflecting on how out of context we normally use these verses. These verses here are of no difference. We have simply taken these verses out of context and have done injustice to the word of God.

If one reads the whole passage in context and in p…

What if: The danger of a dichotomy

Yesterday, I saw a friend sharing a Facebook post that seems to make a lot of sense:
What if...
What if the body of Christ, with all its disagreements and all its denominations, put aside their differences and just loved and worshiped Jesus together? What if Catholics and Protestants prayed together rather than fighting over theology? What if we rallied around HIS name and not a church name? What if we were loyal to Him and not to a man-made, theological point of view? What if we came together and became the Family we were created to be? What if we were truly unified and become one just as He and His Father are one like Jesus prayed?
Just..........what if??? However, on further reflection, I realised that the thought itself is incomplete, too simplistic and dichotomise issues too much without realising the reality of things.

The author displayed an issue with fighting over theology. He advocates an approach where the different groups of Christ believers put aside their differences and c…