“…Quite frankly, I don't want to be bothered anymore by these disputes. I have far more important things to do—the serious living of this faith. I bear in my body scars from my service to Jesus…” 6:17 MSG, italics and emphasis mine
Several months ago I heard that some ministers in Tanzania were openly attacking each other based on doctrinal differences pertaining “dress code” for Christians. My heart sunk with sorrow as I felt what a waste of God’s resources (money and time) on airwaves. There are things we can do without, things that really don’t matter as far as our salvation is concerned.
This was also the case in the NT church, Paul—talking to Galatians contending about the issues of the law, circumcision etc—rebukes them saying that there are far more important (serious) things to do. The church today needs this attitude; we have far more serious things to do re: the gospel than to obsess ourselves with debate about food, clothing, fashion, religion…
“I believe in prosperity for I believe in God, for He gives me power to get wealth” © TJ Kyara
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