Big “C” versus little “c”

Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.  1 Corinthians 12:27

Big “C” versus little “c”–I’m not referring to cancer.  Think for a moment about church.  What is it to you?  

Church with a capital “C” refers to the one and only true Church, the believers who have accepted Jesus as the Christ and made Him Lord of their lives.  

Everything else conceived by man is an imitation striving to develop Christ-followers.  Despite our best efforts, we don’t have it right.  It’s why thousands of entities exist with different beliefs about what it takes to be Christian.  I submit that any church claiming that it has it right and represents the only path to salvation is further off-course than those that don’t make such representations.  

In my opinion, the names should be changed to United Methodist church, Southern Baptist church, Roman Catholic church, church of Christ, Presbyterian church USA, plus thousands more.  Regardless of where we worship, if we are believers and have made Jesus Lord of our lives, we belong to the Church.  That’s all that matters.  

Prayer:  Thank you, God, for establishing the Church.  Amen.    

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