Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly—mere infants in Christ. I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere men? For when one says, "I follow Paul," and another, "I follow Apollos," are you not mere men?
What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe—as the Lord has assigned to each his task. I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor. For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, God's building.

By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he builds. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man's work. If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward. If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames.
-- 1 Corinthians 3:1-15

I love when you come across these amazing passages without even really trying. :)

People shouldn't be defined by their denominations... They should be defined by their actions and their professed faith in Jesus Christ. I wonder sometimes why it is that Protestants will be so judgmental towards Catholics.. who believe the exact same thing as we do! It's hard sometimes to get past the traditions and all the man-made things that make religion simply religion, rather than a real relationship with Christ. I find it hard to believe why we can be so callous and rude to Catholics, but so warm and loving to others who do not share our spiritual beliefs.If we can get past the small details of what makes us "different", it would be that much easier to truly accept our differences and become a better and stronger Church...as a whole. Our faith would be stronger and we would be united for one general cause... Jesus Christ.

Isn't that the goal anyway?


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