This morning I began I Corinthians in my bible reading. There is a striking message in the first chapter which God was highlighting for me. This message is “be one”. I have no idea when the original church (followers of Christ) began to splinter into factions which we now call churches (religions), but there is only One Church and that is the body of believers who are Christ followers. The churches we have today either lead people to Christ or they lead people to follow the ways of a man. All of us who look beyond ourselves for spiritual leadership know we are incomplete within ourselves. We have a yearning for something missing within us. Jesus says He is the Way, the Truth and the Light. John 14;6 says this along with this concluding fact: “No one comes to the Father except through me.”
I don’t write this today to condemn a church or religion. I write it because I want to be awake in looking beyond a religion to see if Christ is at the core of its teaching. God has equipped man to address matters of the flesh. He has given us medicines and procedures to lead healing of the flesh. However, when it comes to matters of the spirit–Jesus Christ is the only answer. HE alone is the GREAT HEALER. I sure want to keep this message very clear in my mind and actions each and every day.