Scripture is the most thorough and reliable “analytical tool” in existence for diagnosing and treating the root cause of society’s ills (sin). Darrell B. Harrison. Nothing is as corrective and curative as God’s Word in dealing with the heart of the problem which, ironically, is the heart (Heb. 4:12). The Bible says, “Bread alone will not satisfy, but true life is found in every word, which constantly goes forth from God’s mouth.” Read Matthew 4:4 (TPT).
Proctor 2014, in his book ‘building the Modern Church’ says, “the Church presents an image of the institutional Church, and at the same time when a congregation gathers within it for worship, it also constitutes the reality and local manifestation of that institution.” Ladies and gentlemen, let me remind us, the Church is a powerful institution; one which has the power to transform and change the landscape of a whole nation.
MacArthur 2017, in his book ‘None Other’, says, “God genuinely loves the world. He loves them enough to give them common grace, to feel compassion for them, to warn them of the coming judgement, and to offer the gospel freely to all.” Beloved, God instituted the Church through which He demonstrates His love! And with that love comes a whole lot of correction and rebuke, and we can’t pick and choose because it’s a total package.
And throughout Church history, the institution of the Church [Old and New Testament] has always played a critical role in the development of any nation. Right from Genesis, we can see a clear relationship between the Church, its leaders and government. For example, Moses, Joshua, Judges, Samuel and the list goes on. The Church is meant to GOVERN.
The Church is the bride of Christ, and this is a great motivation because God alone knows how to keep Her bride ready and prepared for His coming again, and it will be glorious.
My Father, thank You because I belong to the family of God. I am truly indebted to your extravagant love, grace and mercy. Thank You, Jesus.
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