But the judgment of God is upon the church as never before. If today's church does not recapture the sacrificial spirit of the early church, it will lose its authenticity, forfeit the loyalty of millions, and be dismissed as an irrelevant social club with no meaning for the twentieth century. Every day I meet young people whose disappointment with the church has turned into outright disgust.
Martin Luther King (excerpt)
People of God, I'm revisiting this writing because we must look at Jesus and the New Testament Church en view of it's original intent. As we bring Jesus into the 21st century, we examine the cultural impact that He had on women, non-Jews, and the poor. We should be ashamed and convicted! The New Testament Christians spoke "truth to power"and there was genuine "unity" in the body.
I believe it's time for US to take spiritual inventory of ourselves through and from the platform of LOVE.
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