Segregation


Now this is not about what those on the left and in the black community are doing in the colleges and universities. This is about those that go to church and go into their little groups and who they “hangout with.” This self-segregation is actually nowhere to be found within the Bible.
Now as was hit upon in a previous post (Gather together ), there is really nothing that states we must go to church. Now here you will see and have the typical protest and also the mention of the seven churches within Revelation. Also the hierarchy of a “church” in Ephesians chapter four. However, has was established in Matthew 18. Christ’s purpose of gathering together was for the purpose of a set goal within the Body of Christ. Now again this can point to a “church” in the original meaning of the word. Nevertheless, modern day churches no longer fit this model. Now, for this part, they are nothing more than social clubs. A gathering place to gossip and talk sports, not God or the Bible. Sure some person stands on a dais or in a pulpit and talks about what appears to be a Biblical teaching. But most of the time in most churches this is not the case anymore.
Within this social club you will note that there are groups that hangout together. They will separate themselves from the others gathered there for the so-called worship of God. Yet they are not truly “gathering together.”
This self-imposed segregation is actually against the teachings of the Bible. It is something that must be addressed by those very leaders that are shown to be in control in Ephesians. Yet they do not. They do not wish to upset the status quo. Why? Because it will upset their membership of their social club and drive some of the gathered groups away. I would say let them. The bigger the “church,” the less actually gets done for God. Mainly due to the segregation that has taken place within these social clubs.
Do all get to learn the same lessons of God as other? No for Bible study groups are segregated.
Does the leadership instruct the members that talk of sports is not allowed within the building? No for that would drive most men out of the building.
Does the leadership instruct the members not to talk business? No, for once again this would drive away those within the club.
So as you can see. This is not the “churches” the Bible refers to and in actuality makes a lukewarm community. Thus fulfilling the discerption of the last of the seven churches in Revelation.
3:14 “Write this letter to the angel of the church in Laodicea. This is the message from the one who is the Amen—the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s new creation: 15 “I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish that you were one or the other! 16 But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth! 17 You say, ‘I am rich. I have everything I want. I don’t need a thing!’ And you don’t realize that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked. 18 So I advise you to buy gold from me—gold that has been purified by fire. Then you will be rich. Also buy white garments from me so you will not be shamed by your nakedness, and ointment for your eyes so you will be able to see. 19 I correct and discipline everyone I love. So be diligent and turn from your indifference. 20 “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends. 21 Those who are victorious will sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat with my Father on his throne. 22 “Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.”

5 comments

    1. Just a FYI “remember the Sabbath is not a requirement is gather in a church or synagogue. It is to spend time reflecting upon first the day of rest and then upon the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
      Please see linked post for gather together

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