DO YOU DESPISE THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST?
The most common sin committed in the Church today, often unknowingly, is the sin of despising the Church. It’s important to note that no sin is greater than another because all sin carries equal penalty. Despising the Church can take on two forms: omission and commission. Omission involves neglecting to do something that should have been done, while commission involves doing something that should not have been done.
In 1 Corinthians 11:22, Apostle Paul rebuked the Corinthian Church for their behavior, which was bringing shame to the Church of Jesus Christ. He asked them a question that is still relevant today: do you despise the Church?
To despise something or someone means to regard them as inferior, worthless, contemptible, or unimportant. It involves demeaning, looking down on, belittling, or holding them in low esteem. This attitude makes the object of disdain appear worthless or valueless.
Unfortunately, many people in Christendom today exhibit an astonishing attitude of disdain towards the Church of Jesus Christ. They disrespect the authority that God, as the Head of the Church, has put in place. This disrespectful attitude makes the Church appear powerless, and non-believers mock the institution that is supposed to represent power and governance.
Neglecting to allocate resources to the Church in your monthly budget and failing to participate in its activities are examples of despising the Church. Therefore, it is essential to plan and discipline yourself to be involved in the activities of your local Church, regardless of how busy your schedule may be.
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