UNITE FOR LOVE. bring it.


Today in small group, we talked about our country. We talked about how the country was founded and the historical revisionism that plagues our conversation even today. People want the public to believe that our founders were atheists. They want you to believe that religion and morality had nothing to do with our past or how things were run. They would like you to believe that some of the highest ivy league colleges in the country like Harvard, Columbia and Princeton were not founded on faith. The wave of New Atheism strives to actively suppress the belief in a God or that Jesus was the Son of Man. They believe that children shouldn’t even be exposed to this by their parents.

My question is this. When did people assume that to be a Christian you had to be submissive and OKAY with people walking all over you? I’m serious. Do you see it? Happening in our streets, on our talk shows, in our bookstores.

The problem is this. If we as believers are to rise up and take back what we believe, it is about being united. Breast Cancer. One issue. Easy to unite under. MANY women are affected by this or know someone who has had it. A single issue is 100 times easier to unite under than a complicated one. Just TRY and think about all the different believers coming together for one cause………..Chaos. Not only do most believers believe different things, but they also are under different denominations and HOLD to it tightly. We focus so hard on the things that make us different, that we forget about the things that make us the same. Let me say that again. We focus SO HARD on the things that make us different, that we forget about the things that make us the same.

Can all believers unite under Love? A massive Love movement spreading across this country that makes the hardest Cynic do a double take. They will know us by our Love. I believe that. John 15:12-13 Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. Make it simple people. Make it about Love. For God so LOVED this world. Common people. Unite under a simple issue and lets become united to bring Jesus to hurting people. Don’t bring in robes, don’t bring in your rituals. Don’t bring in your thee’s, thou’s, or thine’s. Your his, hers, or mine’s. Don’t bring your tedious, picky or strenuous doctrine. LOVE. I’m not sayin’ all we need is Love, but it’s a start.

UNITE FOR LOVE. bring it.

Prayers always.

–Eric

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2 thoughts on “UNITE FOR LOVE. bring it.

  1. Derek

    Good thoughts, Eric. One problem I see with only rallying around what we can agree on – it limits our engagement to only topics we can agree on. There is a better approach – keep a good sense of humor and an open mind while you share your convictions. Personally, I’ve benefited greatly by mixing it up and listening and discussing all kinds of topics with Christians from various backgrounds and countries and denominations. We really miss out if we don’t have a healthy engagement, even in areas of disagreement. Once in a while, you actually find out that your disagreements aren’t nearly as big as you thought they were.

    We won’t always agree on everything and sometimes the root cause is sinful pride, but sometimes it is because we have different giftings and maturity and background. And that’s ok. It would be pretty boring if we always agreed on everything.

    1. I hear you Derek. I’m not all hard core about seeing only our similarities. I know that we all have differences and I celebrate those differences with friends constantly.

      As for the things we can agree on…I see your point. Although, my main focus is on believers. This post stems from a deep frustration that we as believers constantly distance ourselves from each other when we indulge in our doctrine and our religion…when I believe that we can be more united if we focus on the things that all believers can become unified under. I am not undermining the differences, but rather trying to help everyone realize that we really are one family of believers. I have enjoyed MANY debates with believers as well Derek. At the same time, I am not asking for everyone to agree on everything…that will not happen. I believe that we will always carry with us differences in our faith. BUT, what I motion…is that to effect our neighborhoods and surrounding communities…to create change and to affect lives…we need to become united. United, we could become a movement of change…and that is exciting.

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