Tuesday, April 24, 2012
How do you think Jesus views Christianity today in view of all the different denominations and infighting and arguing we do concerning issues regarding doctrine and non essential garbage we fight about as so called "Christians"? Here's a couple of quotes from the Master Himself... "11 I am no longer in the world; and yet they themselves are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep them in Your name, the name which You have given Me, that they may be 'ONE' even as We are." emphasis mine -John 17:11 (NASB) and... “I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; 21 that they may all be 'ONE'; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me." emphasis mine -John 17:20-21 and again in the very same prayer... "22 The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be 'ONE', just as We are one; 23 I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me." again emphasis mine -John 17:22-23. Why would Jesus emphasize unity and oneness SO much in one prayer before His death if it were not significant?! Christians in persecuted nations such as Iran and North Korea or China do not fight about doctrine they LIVE Christianity! We ought to be ASHAMED and DISGUSTED with ourselves we are utterly sinful and have become the Pharisees and Sadducees of Jesus' day, full of hypocrisy!!!! SHAME on us and God help us!