Not One Left Upon Another

 

The designated driver suggested we leave for Marilao, Bulacan yesterday for Sunday service at 7:15 am to avoid the anticipated gridlock at the northbound route of the NLEX.

The reason?

The centennial celebration of a religious group at their newly inaugurated 50,000-seater Philippine Arena, part of a massive complex that already garnered Guinness World Record recognition.  (The group teaches the humanity of Christ BUT DOES NOT ACKNOWLEDGE His divinity.)

In Mark 13:1-2 we read that “As He was going out of the temple, one of His disciples said to Him, “Teacher, behold what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!” And Jesus said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left upon another which will not be torn down.”

The real Church is commissioned to and is totally committed to BUILDING PEOPLE UP (spiritually), not putting up impressive structures. So i’m not really impressed, Guiness record or not, rather I am saddened. Because most people have come to believe that a church’s success can be measured by how much money and property they have.

Christ’s words are a warning to the religious who’d rather go after the trappings of wealth and power. John MacArthur says it a lot better than I can: “Any system of religion that misrepresents God and abuses widows is coming down.”

On the other hand, they encourage the truly faithful who depend on Him and His power, and continue in the Word.

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