Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Fight, fight, fight!

“Think about it—it’s easier to start a fight than end one." - 1 Kings 20 v 11 (Mess)

On 1st May 2003 President George Bush famously said
"My fellow Americans: Major combat operations in Iraq have ended." Many years later soldiers were still being killed. The conflict in Afghanistan is still raging and the toll of young British soldiers seems to rise every day.

We learn all too easily what the Bible tells us that its easier to start a war than end one.

Although not so devastating in human life starting fights in our churches seem to occur all to often.

We fight about style of music.
We fight about words. eg missional, attractional, emergent etc.
We fight about leadership method.
We fight about doctrine.
We fight about bible translations.
We fight about what a church is and is not.

Now maybe some of these are worth "fighting" for in some ways but lets remember that sometimes it may be better to use our energy to fight the devil rather than each other.


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