Saturday, July 12, 2008

A Desperate Plea

All of us use our blogs to document our family lives and the cute things that our kids do and say, but lets take a serious turn for a moment. Most of us who read each others blogs are PB and have known each other for years. It is time for us to start asking ourselves and each other what we as the church in this country and age are doing. When did we all become cannibals? Instead of us focusing on what we should be doing or shall I say fighting who we should be fighting.We are so focused on each other and what we think the other might be doing or saying. I have been guilty of this in the past and hope that you and God will forgive me for it. We are forgetting that " all judgement is given to the Son" . It's not our job to be dissecting each other's lives and or more particularly each other's "sin". When did we get the idea that one person's sin is worse than our own? I know that people will read this article and think that I am defending myself against some of the outrageous rumors that are going on about me and my family. I urge you to look past that. I say again I am guilty of judging other to harshly without all of the information and I know that I am simply reaping what I've sown. On this note, if I have ever done anything in my life that has hurt you in anyway I beg your forgiveness now . Back to what I was saying... when did we get the idea that one person's sin was worse than our own? Do we honestly believe that it took anymore blood to cover certain sins than others? What happened to Romans 3:12 " They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one." ? For some reason we have forgotten that it took the same blood to cover what we may consider to be our "minor" sins that it did all the "major" ones. I'm not saying lets all go out and sin , we're going to heaven anyway. No, but can we quit trying to run each other's lives and focus on the fact that we are in an all out war with Satan. Do we realize that one by one Satan is winning the victory over our ministry? Look around you , there is an epidemic of preachers either leaving the pb's or dying or even worse. We are not on the offensive anymore. Not toward what we should be focused on.Matthew 16:18 " And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." Do we really have our foundations on Christ? Why are the gates of hell prevailing so heavily against us? Are these questions we should all be asking ourselves. Please I beg you all to join me in stopping the war we have against each other and get the focus back where it should be . Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. If we don't stop now a realize what we are doing to each other, and ourselves, there won't be a church for our children to go to. I'm afraid that my kids won't want to be in church if this is how they grow up seeing us act. We can't afford to lose another generation to the world because they were tired of the fighting in the church's. Lets train up our children to be lovers of God in a peaceful church environment.


Bekah E said...

Amen, sister! Mom and I were talking about this exact concern when I was in FL last month. It should be a concern for all of us.

Kelly Spezzano said...

The problem is too much SELF has gotten in the way of everyone. I have made comments in the past that too often people think they deserve or are owed something thus making it imperative for everyone else to cater to that... well according to my bible: Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Thanks, Mel, for this reminder!

misslissa78 said...

I hope that through all of our prayers in our little circle od friends that we can make a difference. I promise all of you that read this blog that I will try to not let a day pass that I do not pray to this end: that the Lord will grant us repentance as a people and help us praise him with our mouths rather than destroy His cause.