Grace, Mercy, and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Is there a simpler, but more profound description of the Church than what we find in Acts 2: “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” The people of God devoted themselves to truth. They built themselves in biblical theology; and as a result, they feasted in fellowship and food.
The early church was founded and persevered by these simple means. They had no riches, no buildings, just truth and table and fellowship. The Church of Jesus is faltering on these fundamental areas. Jesus has provided His Church the instruction to conquer nations, but yet, we are bogged down with questions like whether we should ordain gay clergy to lead the Church. The decision this week by the mainline Presbyterian denomination to open the door for gay ordination is a step away from truth. By attempting to be progressives, these churches are digressing into idolatry. If the Church will do her job, then she needs to begin investing her time in the simple apostolic commands to dwell in truth, in communion with one another, and by tasting of truth and communion in bread and wine. In a day when God’s glory is departing, when thieves and robbers are corrupting the Bride, may God grant His Church and her ministers wisdom to return and abide by the apostolic commands.
Pray: Preserve us in all truth, O Christ. May you be our Great Shepherd who protects us from the wolves through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.