This is intended to be an examination of why the church is not what it should be, an apology and an appeal to my friends who are not believers in Christ, and a clarion call to all my fellow-believers to fulfill the destiny that God has for us, now and forever.
The calling of the church
Here is what Christians are to do: Jesus said that the most important commandments are “You shall love the Lord thy God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all you mind” and “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” He also said to his disciples, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you my disciples, if you have love for one another.” This is what is to define us as Christians: our love for God and, consequently, for one another and for our neighbors. The church, which is Christ’s representative on Earth, is supposed to be the most loving group of people in the world.
So why isn’t it?
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