Wednesday, May 13

Let us live!

The essential element of playing football is not to read or see football but to play it. I spend my whole life listening to sermons that I do not have time to live it! Churches goers are often caught up in this sort of problems. How is it that an average Church going Christian is so confused with doctrines and theology! In that whole process, he just cannot see the sum and substance of Christ’s Gospel... he cannot live the Gospel. Instead, he gets into spirals of arguments with other fellow Christians. This is a common problem.

The contemporary churches are flooded with new doctrines. The other day I was told of a group of believers who wanted to name their newfound fellowship. However, the different members could not agree upon a name. Ultimately, the fellowship split into two parties. Stories such as these are common. Hence, this brings in a great reality: where two or three are gathered in Christ’s name, there breeds disunity.

One of the most important arguments that I have heard among Christians is that of baptism: when to baptise, how to baptise, where to baptise... and it goes on. I scripturally believe that an argument on baptism is shallow. Just look into what the author of Hebrews tells us in 6th Chapter, verses 1 and 2: ‘Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.’

It is important that we take quality time to live the Gospel. On a dinner table, how bad it will be to discuss all about the recipe of every dish that is served. We’ll never do that on the dinner table. Instead we enjoy the dinner. Similarly, having achieved spiritual maturity, we got to ‘leave the elementary’ and start to live the Gospel.

Let us live it!


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