Us Against Them

The “us against them” mentality within the Church is just as toxic as the “us (church) against the world” mentality.

We feel great when we are “not like those…”

But “those” people are a part of you. Those people are a part of Christ.

It is just too easy to become a Pharisee standing on a higher ground.

I have been tempted and failed many times as well. One way I have found that may help, is to substitute the “they” with “we” in my mind. For example, if you find yourself prone to say things like, “those Christians just don’t understand the gospel”, why not turn it into perhaps something like this, “May we all understand the gospel. Lord, help us to cherish the gospel so that we can love You and others even more”? By His grace, amen.

One thought on “Us Against Them

  1. Lord Jesus bought His bride with His blood, His life and nothing of less value should be used to cause schisms in the body.

    Pride is so subtle and often still it acts through knowledge. May the true knowledge of Jesus that binds us together abide in us.

    I feel the fire in your pen as the flames flash through the post. That’s the way we should guard our hearts with the flaming sword.

    Lots of love to you Dear Keri.

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