Saturday, July 10, 2010

Irvine: the characteristics of the Kingdom

Saturday, July 10, 2010
    For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by men.
    —Romans 14:17-18 (NIV)
    When Christians join together to accomplish certain things, one may expect the organizations they form to reflect the characteristics of the Kingdom, but that will only happen as a consequence of the way people live and relate to each other in Christ. It will not necessarily follow from structures, policies, or documents.
    ... Graeme Irvine, former president, World Vision International, in a private communication from World Vision
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Your Spirit is the organizing principle of Your church.
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Blogger D'artagnan said...

unless those "structures,
policies, or documents" have been given divine grace.

I sadly I fear World Vision, and most Protestant churches and organizations, will in the 21st century bow down to gay rights and abortion as they did in the 20th century on divorce and birth control.

July 10, 2010 at 6:51 AM  
Blogger Robert McAnally Adams said...

So long as the persons in charge of those organizations are led by the Spirit of God, there is nothing to worry about. When the Spirit of God departs from those organizations, nothing can save them.

July 10, 2010 at 3:52 PM  

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