I have been thinking about the issue of what does it mean to serve God... and/or serve Man? I mean, where is the line drawn? There are so many denominations and opinions, pastors, books, speakers... who says who is right?? I believe we should follow the Bible... but others believe we should look into history to see how the "early" church did things...
I am at work with a limited amount of time... but I found this link to a Washington Post Article that I thought was interesting. How do we know we aren't following a cult? Cory was telling me yesterday about a Baptist Group from the mid-west who were reportedly making plans to travel to Western PA to PROTEST the funeral of the 10 victims who lost their lives in a tragic fire not far from here. I think that is CRAZY! They think that it was God's wrath coming upon these people. I think those people are nuts! It could maybe have been the fact that the people couldn't afford the rising price of gas to heat their home--and were using kerosene/space heaters - which is believed to have caused the blaze. Maybe those people should go protest the gas companies!? Its a shame that people... like those in the radical Baptist Group give others of us (who happen to be Baptist as well) a bad name. What a witness! (sorry--went on a rant there!)
I am curious to know your thoughts... scripture verses are welcome!
I have to get back to work - its a BEAUTIFUL day!!!