Woke up this morning with the thought of people in Churches going through their newly found faith, and at some point confronting with their past life style.
New Creations we are. And learning about our new nature we do.
At some stage old natures take control and effects the overall culture of the Church.
Depending on the Structure of the Church, it may impact the outcome, where certain actions are accepted rather than questioned.
We plant, but it is God that waters.
If the initial acceptance of the The Gospel is not retained, then we will work in vain.
We are the Body, but it is Christ that builds His Church.
The Good News which Paul penned to the Corinthians, especially in Chapter 15:3-6 is
1 Corinthians 15:3–6 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which also I received: that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 and that he was buried; and that he hath been raised on the third day according to the scriptures;
He was a great Orator and Brilliant man. and preached to many nations out of his skills.
Had many converts, but most remembered by this simple fact. The Good News.
Believe this to be true, then the jigsaw puzzle pieces come together as one picture.
There are no more reasons or rationales to question individuals belonging to a loving and caring God.
Remember where you came from, but stand where you are now in Christ.