Saturday, April 14, 2007

The Minature Earth

The following video was posted to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship North Carolina website. Watch this video, and then read the rest of this post.

John 13:34 reads:
I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.
After watching this video, do you think we are doing a good job of following Jesus' commandment? Are we focused on loving one another? The focus of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina last rear was the adoption of a resolution that allows the state convention to remove churches that:
“... knowingly act to affirm, approve, endorse, promote, support or bless homosexual behavior. The Board of Directors shall apply this provision. A church has a right to appeal any adverse action taken by the Board of Directors.”
Keep in mind that this had been interpreted to mean that any Baptist church that allows homosexuals to join or remain a member of the church meets this criteria. Is this how Baptists should be "loving one another?" Is this were our focus should be? Even worse, over the past year, the SBC has fired missionaries who admit to using a "private prayer language" (speaking in tongues.)

We live in a world where the majority of the people are hurting and hungry. Telling people they are not welcome is not the answer to the hurt and the hunger. Firing the people who are trying to help the hurting and the hungry is not the answer. Love is the answer, and this video reminds us that our world needs love more than ever.

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