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Too many churches

Well the title caught your attention, didn’t it? Before you proceed to judge this post. Stop. Actually read what I have to say. And then, still don’t judge my post. It’s mine.

As I drove to visit a church this morning, I noticed we passed at least half a dozen other churches. 90% of them were Baptist. So that got me to wondering…..do we have that much of an influx of Christians that we need more than a dozen churches in one town? If so, wow! How great are we doing! But I honestly don’t think that’s it.

Our town is small. I love it. But it is indeed small. We don’t have enough people to fill all of those churches even if you added their extended family. So what is with all the churches? Honestly, two would probably cover it. As I passed by, I noted only a few cars in each parking lot. I noted the same amount coming home. This isn’t about how many churches we should have. This is about living life as THE church that God created us to be.

Let’s think for a minute. If we all lived our lives according to Scripture, not doctrine, not technicalities, not opinions. But really lived out the Bible. Would we need as many “churches”? I don’t think we would. Grant it, this is just my theory, but couldn’t we all go to the same church {building}? I think it is highly possible and likely that there are so many churches because no one can get along.

If we could agree that the Bible is truth, and it’s words actually mean what they say, then we could most definitely agree on how, when, and where to worship. I know there is a difference in styles of preaching, teaching, worship music, etc. But, fundamentally, we should all be on the same page. Incorporate all the different styles, as long as they line up with the Bible. Quit allowing division among churches due to race, heritage, cliques, and opinions. Start coming together to worship the one, true, and only God in all of His glory and splendor. Jesus is coming back. I, personally, don’t think He wants His church divided when He does.

This may be naïve thinking. Maybe that’s what we need-a little naivety. Children don’t see division, they see unity. My own kids don’t understand why there would be any discord among Christians in the first place……..

Matthew 18:3 “Truly I tell you, unless you become like a child, you will never enter the kingdom of Heaven.” (NIV)

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I am a child of God, first and foremost. Secondly I am a wife; very much ( and sometimes undeservingly) loved, by my husband Sam. And last, but most certainly not least, I am a mom to 3 beautiful boys: Mitchell, Andrew and Buddy. We homeschool, love family time, and enjoy helping others. I am also a doula. I love my work and love writing about it as well. I am very passionate about my beliefs, and my blogs tend to show that. Enjoy reading!

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