Happy Friday everyone,
Francis Schaeffer stated that "Our relationship with each other is the criterion the world uses to judge whether our message is truthful - Christian community is the final apologetic."
The Apostle Paul also echos this when he says in 1 Corinthians 1:10 that there should be "no divisions" among us. Yet, wherever we look within Christianity there's 'division'. We are separated by our denominations, doctrine, and theological approaches - when we should be a united community in Christ.
So today, I encourage you to ask yourself these questions:
1. What does 'Christian Community' mean to me?
2. Do my relationships with my brothers and sisters serve as the "final apologetic"?
3. Based on the Christian Community I'm a part of would the 'world' deem my 'message' to be 'truthful'?