Friday, November 6, 2009

Money & Material Possessions....

Consider what the bible says in Acts 2 about 'Money & Material Possessions'...;

They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common.

Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

When people are more important then money, we will not need to continually monitor the moral compass of others.

When Love becomes more important then money, there will no longer be inequality in the world.

When Jesus Christ become more important then money, we will not need 38,000 Christian denominations arguing for the souls of men as if they could offer a salvation equal to God.

May...

The Lord bless and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
And give you peace.

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3 comments:

Rachel M said...

I loved this post...up until the very last paragraph. While I accept that there are those who pretend to be one of the flock in order to fleece the flock as it were...a wolf is sheep's clothing...Christian churches of ANY denomination generally do not fight for men's souls out of the desire for money.

I understand your fight against what you've been calling "denominational divergence" is based on the desire to see one unified church under the Lordship of Christ and to stop seeing the negativity that -some- people bring into any discussion based on a particular denominations focus. I can even agree with that desire as I too, long to see the body of Christ unified.

I however, don't necessarily believe that this unity or lack of it it is all based on various denominational focuses but on the minds and hearts of -people- who are prone to using any tool or weapon they can to dominate another person and in this case, it is one Christian trying to dominate another. This is sad and...yes, it is sin. But this tendency hide in the -heart- of the individual -not- in the denomination they belong to per se. Even if there was only one unified church and no such thing as a denomination the -heart- of the person would still be no different and they would simply find some other avenue. A see the focus on the denominations that exist to be a distraction from the real issue which is the motivation and the heart of the individual persons inside them.

I have seen truly wonderful, caring brothers and sisters getting from various denominations working side by side in unity of faith and purpose as much as I have seen persons fighting over petty differences. The difference wasn't the denomination...it was the heart of the people.

In order for "things" to change..."men" must change. A denomination is not the issue as much as it is the sin of pride, of ego, etc in the person themself. Once that is surrendered to God that person will no longer continue to focus on a denominational label but on the glory of our Father and working together for His glory and the salvation of the lost.

Respectfully and in His Love,

Rachel M

M.A.C. said...

Rachel,

I must respectfully disagree as long as there is a denominational label or church membership there is danger of division. A house divided cannot stand.

This is how the Devil beats us, by dividing us and laughing at us as he does it.

Consider what the Apostle James says;

"You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder/tremble.

Our belief, our faith and our Christian Walk must be more then that of demons.

If it is to be believable by those that are watching for they will know we are Christians by our LOVE...

Darcilyn said...

have you read any of Shane Claiborne's books? i think you'd like them if you haven't...