It matters. All the parts work together for one body. The same is true in the local church. We all have different roles. Some of us are nostrils. Some of us are thumbs. Some of us are ears, feet, or whatever. We work together. We are unified. We are diverse; yet we are equal and we form one body. That’s why the Bible says the church should concentrate on things that bring unity. It’s easy for us to criticize each other and say this or that. We are just natural at doing that. The Bible says to concentrate on things that unify. We are diverse. We should own our diversity — applaud our diversity. We should thank God every time we think about how we are different. We are different because of the Trinity. We should think about the equality here, that we are playing on a level playing field. That’s the church.
Philippians 2:10-11 says, “At the name of Jesus, every knee should bow in heaven and earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
The Bible says that every person who has ever lived will bow the knee before the Lord.
You might be saying, “Well, how can that happen, Ed? The Bible says that some are going to spend eternity in hell and others are going to heaven. How can the people who are going to hell bow the knee to Jesus and confess that he is Lord? How is that going to happen?”
Let me say this. God does not hurl anybody to hell. We choose that. If we dis God on earth, he will say, “Okay, you can have the eternal dis in hell.” Yet, the scripture says that everybody will get one last glance at Jesus before they are sentenced to either heaven or hell.© Copyright 2012admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Ed Young Blog