Excuse my rant I’ve been having a lot of these lately. If this enrages you then feel free to stop reading or throw your stones doesn’t really bother me. As I’ve been walking out my Christian faith I’ve been seeing a bunch of arguing, arguing over things I had no idea people argued about. Yes I understand people aren’t perfect and we all have our faults, trust me I probably have more faults than anyone else and I’ve had my share of arguments. This isn’t meant to call people out just sharing what’s on my heart. I’ve been a follower of Christ for about 2 years now and I’ve been seeing a lot of arguing on denominational beliefs. As I walk around I see churches being divided over open handed arguments such as baptism, spiritual gifts, the year the church started, ways of worship, and size of churches.
To me this is a bunch of bull crap (sorry a little passionate). Did Jesus really go through all that pain and punishment for us to argue about these sort of things did Jesus willingly give up his perfection so we could be divide over things like how “Worship” should be done in the confine of a church walls? No he didn’t (1 Corinthians 1:10). There needs to be unity between us. If you can say “I don’t associate with that church because they believe in spiritual gifts” than you have to do a serious heart check because your breaking that bond. We are the church (Ephesians 1:22-23) (1 Corinthians 12:13). We need to start acting like we’re all part of the same body, enough with this division. Why are we fighting each other when we’re all brothers and sisters in Christ? Yes I understand that we’re all going to have different doctrinal/theological beliefs but if you consider yourself a bible believing Christian than why let those divide you. We can get Gods great commission done more effectively if we put down our pride and work together like we were originally intended to do (Matthew 28: 16-20).
How does us fighting help others come to Christ? We are commissioned to go out and spread the good news not fight each other. Ephesians 6:12 says “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places”. Let’s not give Satan the satisfaction of seeing us divide each others.