Dust to dust

Is the purpose of church to worship or make the scene? Many church people feel a sense of self-importance because of their degree, occupation, and/or social network.

We are all replaceable in our occupations. We exist to serve the others we work with. No one is better than anyone else. We all leave this life with zero material possessions regardless of our degree, occupation, and/or social network.

Does the theology at some churches foster a sense of self-importance? Does accepting Jesus as Savior excuse us from responsibility for our actions?

Some believe this allows them to conduct themselves inappropriately and treat people poorly. If we do something wrong to someone, we have a responsibility to apologize and try to make things right.

Our bad behavior drives nonbelievers away from God and alienates others in the church. We are all insignificant in reference to God. Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust.

Ted Mahaffey


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