I’m just kinda sick of hearing Christians say, “The church has hurt people.”
No one with any intelligence can argue with that statement, but should that stop ministry today? No, of course not.
Has the church hurt people? Yes. Will we again? Yes. But can’t we ask for forgiveness and repent by loving people with the truth?
What is the church? A building? No! It’s the people of God and people, even Christians, are capable of acting selfishly and sinfully though we should not. It happens when we walk in the flesh and not in the Spirit (see Galatians 5:16).
So, let’s get over our failures and recognize that there is much work to be done!
-Mark (sunbathing in the grace and mercy of God)