I have not found a single church
that live 100% after the word of God.
Read everything and you
will understand what I mean.
(I know that no church can be 100% perfect, because of the human factor,
but we can be better).
The Bible is very clear on
how a church should be.
I can understand why not a single church in practice lives
100% after the real and true doctrine. There is only one reason why it does not,
and that is selfishness. But It's wrong and sad. I Do not think there are many people
who are willing sacrifice themselves 100% to the Lord,
not many people that choose to live a 100% Christian life According to the Bible,
including me. Should Christians live by the Bible's recipe for church life,
let each one, sell what they own and share with everyone else who choose the Lord
and the church Jesus wants from us humans.
How do we live a Christian life by God's word?
It is very clear and Easily described in Acts.
This is the Fellowship of the Early Believers:
They were devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship,
to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Reverential awe came over everyone,
and many wonders and miraculous signs came about by the apostles.
All who believed were together and held everything in common,
and they began selling their property and possessions and distributing the proceeds to everyone, as anyone had need. Every day they continued to
gather together by common consent in the temple courts,
breaking bread from house to house, sharing their food with glad and humble hearts,
praising God and having the good will of all the people.
And the Lord was adding to their number every day those who were being saved.
Acts 2:42-47 (New English Translation)
This is painful reading or what? Selling what we have and
share with our brothers and sisters in the Lord.
This is something that hurts, because we are so self-absorbed and selfish people.
And I'm no better than any of you, but I must now live and following this.
My conscience says that I should care about my brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ.
So give me strength, Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
What YOU choose is between you and the Lord.
But we must ask ourselves: Did we let the Lord
save us because we love God and what He stands for and want to follow this,
or did we accept the salvation from God out of selfish reasons,
such as better economy, wealth and eternal life?
If we are honest with ourselves when we respond to this question, what will our answer be?
Self-deception or true love to our Lord?
This is a fact: If we turn our backs to a brother or sister in needs,
then we turn our backs to God too.
I know that the Christians also was persecuted more at
the time the first apostles lived than they are in most
places today. Where Christians are persecuted today,
is also the church closer to the Lord.
It's a shame that most of us only want to get so
close to God as He wants, when we are in distress.
God bless you and keep you safe.