Socially belonging to a religious non-profit organization is not the same as being included in God’s ekklesia (literally, “out-called”, translated as “church” in our Bibles). All too often, there are different membership requirements, different leadership structures, and different foundational principles between the two. There are many benefits to having an registered non-profit organization, to be sure. However, be always mindful of the fact that Jesus is building HIS church, which is a living organism and a visible expression of his active love and compassion to this world, and that’s the one that really matters.
May 27, 2014