Would you join a society of holier-than-thou people? No one in their right mind would, but people in their wrong mind do it all the time.
A church is a “holier than thou” society. It’s a group of people who mutually agree to approve of each other in the name of God. God, however, has not delegated to us His right to approve of people. He retains that for Himself. And He is well able to make an individual aware of when He approves of him without intervention from another human.
Read God’s indictment of the holier-than-thou people in Isaiah 65.
My challenge here is not so much to people in the pews as it is to the people in the pulpits. Many people get involved in church because respected Christian leaders tell them that this is God’s will. Those of us who speak in the name of Christ should be preaching Christ, not our parochial society of like-minded people that we’ve given His name – even if we call it church. There is only one Christian leader deserving of respect and His name is Jesus (Matthew 23:10).
If we want holiness, we should be joining God – not some human society or organization. Chuch is something He builds from those who believe in Him, and this church needs no human leadership.
The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ in biblical terms.