For many the doctrine and rules and regulations of the church they attend are the solid gold standard for what God wants – here is a secret – the devil really likes people to have that idea!
Because suddenly the Christian life becomes a matter of social acceptability instead of unconditional and non-judgmental Love which produces Peace beyond all understanding!
Because the focus of the Christian life with this kind of fortress church mentality becomes how we look rather than Love!
Because on a good day this type of life produces ego and pride and on a bad day it produces despair and regret and with either of these emotional states the Love of the Father toward that struggling soul that you meet will have a hard time shinning!
“As he taught, Jesus said, “Watch out for the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets. They devour widows’ houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. These men will be punished most severely.” – Mark 12:38-40
Change your focus to Be like Christ!
Love unconditionally and seek the “least of these” to come to a Love Feast at the place you call a church!
Love unconditionally each and every Being made in the image of God despite their skin color, sexuality, political correctness, body odor or ability to contribute to the offering plate!
Love unconditionally and trust God that IF behavior needs to change – He will do it and you can just Love the Being without beating them over the head with a 100 pound Bible that is a Love letter from God NOT a sledge hammer from your denomination!
Jesus didn’t come into the world to condemn the world but to save it! So get your boots on get in the trenches and get in the bloody fight – NOT against law but FOR Love and Peace and Joy for the least of these which doesn’t happen by becoming more socially acceptable – Only Love beyond human comprehension and Compassion beyond human understanding can create this!