I often watch believers in action at church, on the internet, in small groups, and in the marketplace. I write what I observe. It’s less about “calling out” others for their issues and more about “shouting out” about others. However, I am working at doing a “deep dive listen” to what is happening to get at the source of the issues, not at the distractions of the noise. My reason?
To share so we all can be more fruitful as believers.
In a recent discussion in a small group, we discussed the differences between both individuals and churches. Those that are “doctrinal” in their view and those that are “spiritual” in their views, i.e. Scripture versus Spirit. Too often it’s an “either/or” rather than an “and” approach to living out our faith. In other words, those that are “tough” and those that “love,” conservative doctrinal versus liberal spiritual/charistmatic in their approaches to Christianity.
It also shows how “clique-like” we are as believers are versus how “Christ-like” we should be.
It should be about doing what is right, not about who is right. It comes from this Bible verse:
Deut 6:18 You shall do what is right and good in the sight of the LORD, that it may be well with you and that you may go in and possess the good land which the LORD swore to give your fathers,
So what does it mean to do what is right?