THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR GRACIOUS SUPPORT OF YESTERDAY’S POST
Regarding yesterday’s post, JESUS DESTROYS COMMUNITY DIVISION, something really profound took place and many thanks are in order. Read on:
I’m not sure what happened. My blog traffic had been down and then began picking up last weekend. The last time I made a post was the 7th, but that was mainly a compilation post featuring links to three posts I made in December: THE TRUTH DIALOGUES (COMPILATION). Before that I made my first post of the new calendar year on January 4 entitled, THE ALARMING DECEPTION OF CONFIRMATION BIAS. Those two posts did okay but yesterday’s post received a much better response and I am most grateful to all of you who took the time to read and to all readers.
Regarding yesterday’s post specifically, what follows is a list of each of you who liked the post and made comments, listed alphabetically:
I want to thank Richard for reblogging the post and making it available to all his readers over there in the environs of England and thereabouts. Every time you do this, Richard, my traffic spikes (and yours probably goes down.) I also want to thank Tony. He made some great comments on my blog. Not long after that I revisited Richard’s blog and noticed that Tony, along with Richard, had apparently come to my defense over there. A reader had claimed I was writing falsehoods and Tony responded with much Scripture and his own writings, the same he later posted on my site. So thank you Tony. I appreciate that. Those of you who also commented—Elizabeth, Gary, and Lynn—you made some great points and it was all encouraging. Also, Richard later added a pingback. Thanks again!
I know all of us have different readership lists, but for today consider yourselves a community. I encourage you to continue to visit each other’s sites, especially the ones listed above, as you have time. We are all in this together. We can all learn from one another. I know we have various differences of beliefs but we all agree 100% with the ones that matter most, as written, for example, by our brother Paul from long ago:
For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. [1Corinthians 2:2]
Now if Christ is preached, that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain. Moreover we are even found to be false witnesses of God, because we testified against God that He raised Christ, whom He did not raise, if in fact the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins. [1Corinthians 15:12-17]
So, we all believe that the Lord Jesus lived a sinless life, was crucified, and was resurrected from the dead, and that it is only through His grace and great sacrifice on our behalf that He made a way for our salvation. These core facts alone and our agreement with them make for a strong foundation for fellowship and though we may never see eye to eye on everything it doesn’t mean we cannot be loving brothers and sisters anyway. This is our current challenge, one that so many Christians of the past have failed at, and that so many of today find insurmountable. Division disease is hard to overcome but it can be and is being done. To that end, and in honor of the Lord and the gist of my article, I will close by once again posting the relevant passage of Scripture listed there. Be blessed, everyone, and thanks again.
For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to promise. [Galatians 3:26-29] 
© 2018 by RJ Dawson. All Rights Reserved.
 Unless otherwise noted all Scriptures are taken from the New American Standard Bible, © 1960, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.
Posted on January 18, 2018, in Current Events and tagged Christian Community, Christian Unity, Community of the Called-Out Ones, Community of the Lord Jesus, Discipleship, Lord Jesus, Ministry Within Community, Real Christianity, Unity, Unity AND Diversity. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.
AMEN! God is good!
Thanks! Blessings to you.
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Thanks for the boost, RJ. I have to say, my own stats have been steadily climbing. Not spectacular, but slow and steady wins the race, right? I’m dealing with some hard prophecies in Isaiah 34 right now, and I keep waiting for the arguments or negative comments, but so far they aren’t coming. I’m thankful. Praying for you, my friend, as we all need to pray for each other.
Thank you Linda. Much appreciation. The accuracy, anointing, and volume of the Lord’s work through Isaiah remains astounding to this day. As you know, he is one the few prophets quoted by the Lord in the gospels, often on momentous occasions, as at the beginning of His ministry. I’m glad you are doing well with your readership. You have been very faithful and consistent with your work over several years now and it shows. Blessings to you!
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Thanks so much. I was privileged to see a display of the Isaiah scrolls at a museum in Philadelphia. So immensely sobering.
Hi RJ, it was nice to see some familiar names that I already knew on your list and also establish a connection with new people which has happened. Thank you for doing that! Grace and blessings!
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Greatly appreciate your kind comments RJ, and so pleased you’re getting more traffic. You’re right about community as some had foreseen a new form of church, or cyber-church. It would also be part of what I notice in connecting ‘prophetic dots’ by means of God’s GPS, or Global Prophecy Signals!
My reader who queried a number of your points is a relatively young brother in Christ, unaware of differences between denominations, and his various questions are warmly welcomed.
Thanks Richard. Excellent comment. The Lord continues to connect His people together all across the world through the internet. It is truly quite the phenomenon.
The main problem we have in our intention to bring Christians together in greater unity and bring a much greater dissemination of truth are the quick-trigger accusations that some Christians make out of ignorance, in that truth appears foreign to them. This is certainly understandable in the young, as the young often engage their mouth before their brain, acting on their limited knowledge. It is always better to ask questions than make unfounded accusations.
But for older believers who should know better, making personal accusations is often a sign of the same ignorance couched in accepting accepted narratives that have never been fully tested. In that sense, there is often much more “belief” than there is actual possession of New Covenant truth. The Lord will always deal with those who are on the incorrect side and this is why it is always best to remain humble. Making arrogant accusations is not being humble. Such attitudes are usually burned off through trials in a Christian’s youth and it is why real Christians often become more gracious as they mature.
Somehow or another, the Lord Jesus will unite His Community but this is impossible for any of us. It is why doing our best to yield to His will is always the best course in this regard and never “taking the bull by the horns.” The latter attitude is certainly good and welcome in many other applications, however. We must do our best to be teachable.
Be blessed in all your work, Richard. You are a good friend.
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