Many a time the glaring flaws we note in others are far less than the flaws present in us. That is if we recognize them. Recognize that we too fall short. Short of many things. Short of the glory of God.
Imagine if God reacted like us to imperfection.
The early Church grew almost four-hundred fold during the first three decades after Pentecost, and continued to do so for three centuries thereafter. Then what led to the gradual decline?
“God didn’t call us to go to church, He called us to be the Church.”
The enemy has been successful in distorting the true picture of the Church. Do we even understand how far we have been distracted from the truth?
He came. He lived. He died. He rose. He will come again. And what happened in between is no mystery to us. During Jesus’ ministry, he prayed that his future followers would exhibit a special kind of unity that would be a testimony to the world. So what happened?