Sometimes family members do strange things. Not mine, my entire family is perfect. ;) But I imagine that some of you may know what I'm talking about. But have you ever heard someone say, "YOU can't pick on my family, only I can do that"? While that's pretty much hypocritical, the point is this: "Don't mess with my family. I don't care if what you say about them is even true. I will take you down if you talk badly about my family." (at least I'll want to)
If you believe Jesus is the Son of God, then the Church is your family! Sometimes I look at people in my own church, or at some church down the street, or this preacher on TV, or that preacher on TV and I think, "Whoa, that's weird." or "That's not right." But, I was recently challenged by a message by Steve Brown. He says that while "we need to have an orthodoxy of truth, we also need to have an orthodoxy of love!" While we may disagree with some of what other people in the Church are saying, they are our brothers in Christ, and they are our sisters in Christ and we need to LOVE them! Is your theology perfect? Mine's not. So I think I'm going to stop throwing rocks.
Check out the message: Click Here. I didn't think it was life changing, until I realized I couldn't stop thinking about it. :)
I love you all, regardless of what you believe.