Monday, August 13, 2012

Separation or Unity

 This is a subject that may be controversial but I am going to tackle it - with God' help. This past week I have been focusing on 2 Corinthians and this struck me.

Separation -  2 Cor 6:14-7:1. 14 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness?   2 Cor 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.

 What is this verse talking about obvious it is referring to those that worship idols and do evil things. It is not taking about having fellowship with other Christians that may believe in a different way of doing baptism whether it is by sprinkle or submersion, or a part in confessing- separation of Lutheran from Catholic or Baptist from Methodist or Latter Day Saint from Orthodox. That is only a beginning the list goes on and on. I have come to the conclusion a cult is a religion that keeps to itself and will not break bread with someone of slightly different faith or color, or with a person that is generally good in intentions and thought but may not wear the same garb. Joseph in the bible wore a coat of many colors why is this specifically mentioned it is because we are of many colors in faith.

The Truth is John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. This powerful verse gives me goosebumps , it is so wonderful. God loved everyone even the unworthy, not just the christian or the Hindu or the Muslim or the the Sikh- God loved everyone. It would not be wrong to say , he even loved the sinner. He only asked us to accept that simple truth. If you feel separate or apart from God because of a teaching , then that is a false teaching. God wants us to feel loved and not be separated, whatever your taught that should be the main truth.

Perhaps we are not clear on how powerful and reaching God's love is and should reflect on Unity as a part of our vision. We are to even love our enemies , how can that be. In other words Peace can only be gotten through love, not just a treatise. Love is an everlasting treatise , and an everlasting peace. Now where can we find common ground certainly in Love and Peace. This is the Truth.


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