The Perfect Church does not exist!

The Perfect Church does not exist!

You are probably wondering, what is with the dramatic title. One of the world’s best sellers, the Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren describes one of many purposes of man and that is we were created to belong in God’s Family. According to Rick Warren, we are born again into God’s family.

Ephesians-1-vs-5-NLT The Perfect Church does not exist!

“God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure” – Ephesians 1:5

Remember when you gave your life to Christ! the joy that filled your heart, the newly found brothers and sisters you found in the Faith, three months down the line you find out that they are not as “good” as you thought them to be. Well, if you have found this out to be true then welcome to the Imperfect Church.

Are you a new believer? have you found out that the brothers and sisters in the faith show feats of anger? Jealousy? or maybe just off-putting comments that made you feel a certain way? well, if that is the case keep reading.

Why is the church filled with so many flawed Christians you may ask. Are Christians not supposed to be “good” always? well, it is simple, we all have come short of God’s glory and when we are born again and given a new birth we are given a certain measure of God’s spirit.

The book of 2 Cor 3:18 says And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.

No one is good except God alone. … And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good, except God alone Mark 10:18

The emphasis here is we are made more and more like him, we are conformed to his image daily. We expect our brothers to be perfect always forgetting that we are being changed daily, being born again does not mean you are made perfect, you are still in the flesh but not controlled by it.

In conclusion, it is important to remember that while the perfect church may not exist, the imperfections within the body of Christ are a reminder of our ongoing transformation as followers of Christ. Rather than judge our brothers and sisters in Christ, let us extend grace and compassion, knowing we too are also being conformed to that perfect image. So, let us continue to pray for one another, and support each other.

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