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By taking a cursory look at church history isn’t it obvious than whenever we replace the simplicity of loving one another with creating systems to manage people’s behavior, the power of love ebbs away and we are left with institutions that reflect the priorities of our broken world rather than the glory of his new creation. It perhaps might convince us that our hope is not in systems, but the love of Jesus transforming lives.


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By taking a cursory look at church history isn’t it obvious than whenever we replace the simplicity of loving one another with creating systems to manage people’s behavior,

I WOULD SUGGEST THAT SOMETIMES IT IS AND SOMETIMES NOT SO OBVIOUS…MAN IS BY NATURE A CONTROLLING POWER MONGER AMONG MANY OTHER THINGS…AND VERY ADEPT AT SIMULATING SPIRIT WHEN IT’S REALLY ALL CARNALITY…THE RITZY GLITZT HAPPY CLAPPY TV PROGRAMS COME TO MIND…SEND YOUR MONEY FOR THE DVD AND GET THE FORMULA THAT AT THE SNAP OF YOUR FINGERS WILL GET YOU OUT OF YOUR PROBLEM AND GIVE ULTIMATE TRANSFORMATION FOREVER …

the power of love ebbs away and we are left with institutions that reflect the priorities of our broken world rather than the glory of his new creation.

MOST CERTAINLY GOD IN HIS WISDOM FORESAW THE BREAKDOWN OF ORDER WHICH I BELIEVE HE ORDAINED TO BE MAINTAINED BY HIMSELF, YES, HIS VERY OWN SELF AS IN THE GARDEN WITH ADAM AND EDEN…

…FAST FORWARD THROUGH THE OT AND INTO THE NT AND OBSERVE THAT WHILE THE FINISHED WORK OF THE CROSS DEALT AN ETERNAL BLOW TO THE POWER OF SIN, THE CARNAL NATURE STILL REMAINED INTACT TO THE DEGREE THE WE RESIST THE TRANSFORMING OVERTURES OF THE HOLY SPIRIT…

THE PROPENSITY OF MAN’S NEED TO REVERT TO CONTROL AND ATTEMPTS TO PLAY THE ROLE THAT GOD INTENDS FOR THE HOLY SPIRIT ONLY AND THERE WE HAVE IT, SYSTEMS, PROGRAMS, HIERARCHY, ETC …

It perhaps might convince us that our hope is not in systems, but the love of Jesus transforming lives.

PERHAPS?! NUFF SAID.

Paul in Winnipeg Canada