Monday, June 03, 2013

In the attempt to appear more pious and religiously enthusiastic, it has been suggested that Christians seeking church membership should have to present evidence more rigorous than making a profession of faith and assenting to the foundational doctrines of the faith. One cannot help but notice that these legalists never provide up front a clearer idea of what exactly this would entail. Shouldn't one's word regarding one's relationship with Christ and what that means be sufficient grounds until the individual proves otherwise by a major transgression? And that lapse should consist of something more than someone going to a move theater, women wearing pants, or a tendency not to come to Wednesday prayer meeting. One shouldn't have to complete the labors of Hercules in order to be extended the hand of fellowship. But I suppose even making an allusion to classical mythology would be enough to get me kicked out of many of these churches.

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