When I think about pride and prejudice within the Christian community I think of people arguing over who's church is better, etc... I think this is one of the arguments that Timothy is talking about at 2 TIMOTHY 2:23-24. Perhaps its best to focus on the common denominator "JESUS" and repentance before forgiveness!
Lets us not forget that at EPHESIANS 2:8-10 it says we are saved by grace and that our faith is a gift from God so that none can boast they are better than another, church organizations included. I am/have been looking for a new church in my neighbourhood. And after almost a full year of searching I cannot find a church that fully understands the simple fact found at MATTHEW 28: 19-23.
So maybe all things are not equal and that equal for some is unequal to others. One man looks in the mirror and walks away and knows exactly who he is. Whereas another man looks and immediately forgets who he is. Some have problems with their moral compass due to external factors such as; alcohol, drugs, religiosity, etc And still more are spiritually thirsty but do not realize the way to quench their thirst. Perhaps most churches breed thirstiness through external religiosity. They say the right things but upon closer examination they are not following through.
Personally I prefer flawed company to the self-righteous kind there seems to be more honesty in the admitted sinner than to the self-righteous adherent. I believe that Jesus was of a similar mindset and that the religious leaders of his time used it against him. When we think we are done growing and learning we become unteachable and therefore unable to teach others about the simplicity of the gospel. Believing is one thing, repenting and being renewed in Christ another. I mean even demons believe in Jesus.
So what more must we do other than to simply believe?
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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