…Don’t assume every ‘Christian’ is a Christian.
I found a group on Facebook that looked really interesting; for ex-transgenders who afterwards found Jesus, but as I read on the description I then hit a bump…
“If you’re interested in joining please give me some details about your life as a transgendered person who is now seeking Jesus. PS: I do not follow churches or read the bible much and I do not listen to music or radio or watch TV but I can be found online with my many Jesus following friends. May God bless you too.”
I don’t really know what to say about the church bit, but if you come across any organisation where their leaders say “I don’t read the Bible much” it is an organisation to be AVOIDED. They may seem nice but they could distract you from the the real faith!
Food for thought:
With arguments like these, we must look at what definitions we have for the word ‘pastor’ and realise that the New Testament also mentions ‘bishop’. If a bishop was the same as a pastor would that not mean they should have been given the same translation?
Do pastors necessarily have to be ‘ordained’ ministers? Is pastoral care for lower levels of church leadership also? Can a women give the occasional sermon if she is still under authority of the head pastor?
For all that we’ve grown
How could we forget
Those who don’t know
Or just don’t know yet
Let’s harvest this field
From sunrise to sunset
The Master is coming
We are not done yet
“And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.” – Matthew 28:18-20
“So Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.” – Hebrews 9:28