1. Norm McMath
    December 4, 2010 @ 11:41 pm

    Excellent post and I agree completely. However, I think we “churchgoers” have confused the world as well as many Christians about what the church is to be. We too often pretend to be well and even perfect people. I am more than capable of being a phony myself more often than I am willing to admit. I once saw a large banner over the front door of a church in a city I didn’t live in but I think I would have attend there if I had. The banner read in large print “NO PERFECT PEOPLE ALLOWED”. Christ didn’t die for the righteous. He came and died for the sick. The chruch is to be about welcoming the sick that recognize their sickness and want to get better. God is most pleased with us when we TRUST HIM with who we REALLY are and when we can trust others with our faults, scars and sickness.


  2. Anthony Ingram
    December 4, 2010 @ 11:45 pm

    I agree, Norm. I heard one preacher say that the church is not to be a shrine for the saints, but a hospital for the sinners. I like that thought. I think that there is a lot of work to be done in the church, but the point I want to make, and will be made more clear in part 2, is that the church isn’t perfect yet, but that as believers, we do not get to walk away from it and act like it’s okay. I appreciate your thoughts.


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