Sunday, August 21, 2011

Jesus on Denominations

One day, John came up to Jesus and said, "We saw this guy on the street feeding the homeless.  He had a big sign that said, 'If you do this to the least of these, you do it to Me.'  We thought he might be a part of our denomination.  After talking to him, we found out not only is he not one of us, but he doesn't even go to a church!  We told him to stop using your name for his so-called 'ministry.'"

Jesus replied, "Why did you stop him?  No one who does a good work in my name will say anything evil about us later.  Although he might not think well about your denomination, now.  Whoever is not against us is for us.  Let the people doing good in my name keep doing it, even if they may not agree with you theologically.  Every good work done in my name is holy. Even if a person gives you a cup of ice water because you use my name, that one will get reward from God-- no matter what their creed, no matter what their petty sins."

Based on Mark 9:38-41

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