Jan 19, 2011
The Church of the Barbed Wire Part 3
In the Church of the Barbed Wire its members are active in inviting and encouraging the lost to come and meet Jesus. The only problem is that before they can see the love of God at work within His body they are met with sign after sign that tells them what they must be before entrance into the church. What this church has done is added extra scriptural non written stipulations as to what’s necessary for entrance. Before you have the opportunity to see what’s happening on the inside you must fit into the culture.
As I have observed Christ in the New Testament, I have noticed that He seemed to have two voices. One voice was a voice of mercy and grace in which he spoke to the broken, sinful and rejected of the world. The other voice was one of reproof to the religious who sought to build barriers to keep sinful men from God. As we as Christians go out to share our faith to a world that needs hope, do we take them straight to our savior, or do we take them to the fence where they see what they need to become before gaining entrance to the savior?