Thursday, July 16, 2009

"Manipulative Politics & Power Plays"

"When we descend into superficiality and miss God's agenda of heart transformation, we ultimately resort to our own personal agendas in our churches and ministries ... Once we are focused on our own priorities, we stoop into manipulative politics and power plays, pitting our own personal agendas against one another or against other groups of believers with whom we disagree.

These kind of pharisaic manipulations can be very damaging to the well being of a church. No wonder so many people have become disillusioned with churches today! They simply find no credibility in a group of people who are caught up in this superficial nonsense - especially when they deal with it on a regular basis everywhere else, in addition to church, throughout the week."
- Hobbes -

"If you keep on biting and devouring each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other. The acts of the sinful nature are obvious ... discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy ... those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God"
- Galatians 5:15,19-21.
Observing & Grieving the Damage Done ~

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