And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. Mark 3:24-25
Over the past four weeks the narrative on the news cycle has been about the widening gap and divide of the American people.
And it is no secret that partisan politics and racial disharmony is on display for the whole world to see.
Our nation no doubt is a house divided.
However, there is another division that has always been known among Christians.
Traditionalism and Contemporary worshipers.
For the traditionalists, they are determine to maintain the status quo. The thought is that there is no leeway to exploring anything new when it comes to worship. No modern music, praise dancing or electric instructments or drums.
It is just like it is fine with traditionalists to just come in the house of God and be sang to by the choir, sing from the hymnal and let the pastor preach to you. That’s all is needed to be saved.
This way of thinking has been indeed harmful to the body of Christ.
Then there are the contemporaries who believe everything in the traditional service needs to thrown out and a new way of doing things need to be instituted. That means that if by chance if some of the faithful and older members are still seated in the pews embracing the change. They are perceive to be irrelevant.
However, the crust of a house divided is that good-meaning Christians allow ritualism (traditional or contemporary) to severe their long-standing relationships with each other.
This is why a house divided is never a good foundation to base one’s worship experience upon.
As we prepare to enter a new year, as Christians, we must be more aware of how we make our decisions when it comes to our worship experience.
Will our decisions be based on the type or size of a church we attend? Or the type of worship service being offered?
If the Kingdom of God be the true foundation of our life of worship.
Don’t you think that God deserves better than what we are giving Him?
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