All the believers were together and had everything in common. Acts 2:44
What denomination are you? What do you believe about church leadership? What about speaking in tongues and other giftings? These are questions Christians ask each other. Can I just suggest, what does it matter? If you believe that Jesus is the Son of God, who came to this earth in the form of man, lived as a man, was crucified on the cross for our sins, rose from the grave in three days, and is seated at the right hand of the Father until He comes again--that is all you should need to know about another believer. Everything else is relative. Some of it is legalism, some fanaticism, but if your core belief is truth, then you are brothers and sisters in Christ-regardless.
I think most of the problem with the current church and her tendency to laziness is dissension among believers. "We can't be associated with this group because they are charismatic" or "We can't fellowship with those believers because they are a different color or culture". Is that what Christ intended when He established the early church? I think not. Everyone lived together, shared everything, and were in agreement in all things. We've just made up a bunch of rules and made 'church' and the body of Christ so much more difficult than it needs to be.
|Our Church serving together remodeling a member's home|