September 25, 2015

The Welcome Mat

During a community initiative to discuss city elections a large number of county residents, as well as some from neighboring counties, packed the room. It’s hard to imagine people taking it upon themselves to go from one county into another county thinking they have the right to weigh in on municipal government. Although I can’t say for certain, I suspect a few pot-stirrers in the city wanted to bolster their own power base so they invited outsiders to come and play in the political arena. Someone made these non-residents feel welcome and I wonder if something similar took place during the early church. Jude wrote, “For certain men whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord” (Jude 4 NIV).

1 comment:

Steve Corey said...


-----Such meddlers do not even have to show up in person. In fact, some of the worst meddling I’ve seen has happened through a book, and that was not the Bible, either. How puffy that author must have felt for many years, seeing multitudes of churches around the world destroying their traditional, emotional bonds to jointly swallow his pablum. It is very dangerous when individual men rise up to mega-influence in the church. This mega-dunce even led a national Obama-boot-lick in 2008. I would wonder how he feels now, seeing Obama sign America’s support over to Israel’s most frightening enemy -Iran. But somehow, maybe from having read his insights, I don’t get the feeling he’s smart enough to know the difference of what has just happened.

Love you all,
Steve Corey