The Church Do you see the Church as an abode of the righteous.. or as the refuge of sinners..? Advertisements Share this:TwitterFacebookGoogleLike this:Like Loading... Related 18 thoughts on “The Church” Add yours More and more as a refuge…. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply That makes fellowship all the more sweeter 🙂 LikeLike Reply Ramos, how about both? It is the body of Christ, inviting all sinners into HIs refuge. It is “sinners saved by His grace” that will be raised into heaven with Him. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Absolutely. Agree with you there Frances. Each of us though we are sinners, are credited with the righteousness of Christ Himself 🙂 This was just a little thought I had about how we tend to hide our brokenness in Church, the very place where we need to be open about our weakness, so that we can receive godly help..? Of course, that’s more a reflection of my experience. I’m sure there are many churches that do keep things real 🙂 Thank you so much for your comment Frances…. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Both It is the refuge for sinners and an abode of righteous; even if one is missing it cannot be balanced LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Agree that it is unwise to keep our eyes away from the fact that we are made righteous through Christ. But I just wonder.. if our churches have become the places where we all strive to appear more righteous to fit in, rather than to be honest about our weaknesses. Wouldn’t that honesty ensure we receive the godly support that we so require..? Just a mild thought…. 😊 LikeLike Reply Yes thats true 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Glad we could agree. You do have a blessed Sunday 😊 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply thank you God bless you too 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Thank you 😊 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Welcome 🙂 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person I always think of the all churches as my Father’s house, and therefore all His children are welcome 🙂 Great question. God Bless you :):) LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Thank you Margaret 🙂 That is a wonderful way to see the Church.. God bless you too 🙂 LikeLike Reply Just yesterday, I wrote that I am an imperfect Christian in an imperfect world. Although the church is the body of Christ, the body exists in this imperfect world, and the imperfections cling to the body. However, as children of Almighty God, we are clothed in the righteousness of Christ. Praise the Lord, the righteous church made up of us imperfect and soiled sinners is a refuge for us! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply You have beautifully summed it all up 🙂 I couldn’t agree more. As I read your comment, I was reminded of Peter’s conversation with the Lord as He washed His disciples’ feet. We certainly need to constantly keep washing our feet of the dust that clings, for as long as we walk this Earth…. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Great to have both in the church. 🙂 we rejoice for every soul that is saved and encourage one another to grow in faith and love.. Make Christ committed followers who will make Christ committed followers. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Oh yes.. it is a wonderful thing to have both, isn’t it..? 🙂 A body that encourages each other in our imperfections to grow together toward the perfection in Him…. LikeLike Reply Today’s ODB reading speaks of what I wished to convey through this quote with more clarity 🙂 So I’ll just leave it here –> https://odb.org/2017/10/22/love-of-another-kind/ LikeLike Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email.