As discuss yesterday, this Padre is as far away as possible from organized religion. Then one might wonder, why have any association with Christendom?
That question is best answered by reading yesterdays discussion. Just because some apples from a purchased bushel of apples have rotted. That doesn’t mean that the entire bushel is absent a few good apples.
So it is within, the institutions of Christendom. And that may well be a good omen for society, because often it’s the few that make the difference, when destiny hangs in the balance.
So in the end, if you are one of us, then perhaps we can become partners in collaboration towards a common goal of resupplying Christendom with fruit that honors Jesus Christ. The only hope for a world being over run with rottenness.
And if you are not one of us collaborators, then perhaps you’ll consider joining us.
Here’s an interesting scripture, “I was found by them, who sought Me not, and I was manifested to them that asked not of Me. (cp. Romans 10:20). Paul was quoting an Old Testament writer, who perhaps. was like himself a hater, and persecutor of those with any alliance to God.
From experience it seems that people raised within traditional Christendom are the most lethargic, when it comes to walking the Christ walk. Or they swing to the opposite extreme twisting scriptures to mean something incoherent with church age doctrines. It’s difficult to understand, why that seems to be so prevalent through out Christendom.
Than conversely the Paul’s take their Christ experience seriously, and study the scriptures in order to exalt their victoriously risen Christ.
Who accomplished the following, “Knowing this that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin. For he who has died is freed from sin. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him. Knowing that Christ having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. For the death He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life He lives, He lives to God.” (cp. Romans 6:6-10).
It’s an experienced that can’t be learned. When Christ enters ones life, there’s an inner compelling drive to live ones life for God.
Clergy people get sick, die, vacation or move on. This Padre duly ordained is available to fill that vacancy temporarily. Perhaps teach a Sunday school class. Share in an adult Bible study group. You select the topic from the very traditional galaxy available. Or, take a biblical excursion through the avenues often ignored.
With a degree also in political science a whole repertoire of topics can be selected from the cradle of the traditional arena right through to the corridors of topics seldom discussed.
Living room conversations work well, as do other forums where people can meet.
CfS is a church with out walls, and therefore, without membership.