THE NEW MAN! THE REAL PURPOSE OF GOD’S CHURCH!
LET GOD BE GOD! STOP COMPLAINING! REPENT!
DO NOT IGNORE GOD!
DO NOT PLAY GOD!
GOD IS KING OF THE WORLD!
Say a prayer of repentance for unbelief in God’s wisdom and plan; repentance for attempting to fit him into our own small desires and understanding! We have no answers for his greater purposes and plans, only a knowledge of and faith in his omniscience! We worship him not to fulfill our own plans and understanding. We worship him because his is the KINGDOM, the POWER and the GLORY! Always and forever!
1 TIMOTHY 2:1,2 NIV
1I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.
A MESSAGE FOR THE ANABAPTIST COMMUNITY?
Have some current Mennonite Anabaptist philosophies and traditions become a form of “Corban” in the Mennonite faith?
The words of Jesus
Mark 7 NIV
8You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to human traditions.”
9And he continued, “You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe your own traditions! 10For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and mother, and, ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.’ 11But you say that if anyone declares that what might have been used to help their father or mother is Corban (that is, devoted to God)— 12then you no longer let them do anything for their father or mother. 13Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many things like that.”
Jeremiah 2 NIV
13“My people have committed two sins:
They have forsaken me,
the spring of living water,
and have dug their own cisterns,
broken cisterns that cannot hold water
THE FAILURE OF “RELIGION” IN TODAY’S CHURCH
“We live in a world of competing ideas and worldviews. In an increasingly globalized and interconnected world, Christians are more aware of (and influenced by) disparate views than ever. But just how much have other worldviews crept into Christians’ perspectives? Barna’s research shows that only 17 percent of Christians who consider their faith important and attend church regularly actually have a biblical worldview. So, if Christians are open to nonbiblical perspectives, what are they believing?”
Habakkuk 3:2 NIV
Lord, I have heard of your fame;
I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord.
Repeat them in our day,
in our time make them known;
in wrath remember mercy.