Church of Frankenstein

I heard someone at church recently say, “It’s good to see the body of Christ together this morning!”  The statement was followed by a number of “amens” from those who where there.  I was disturbed by the visual of a body scattered in pieces all over town.  I’m not a doctor but I know that a hand away from the arm can’t function properly or survive very long.  And yet, this is what we have done to the concept of church.  If we think that the body of Christ coming together means going to church we are sadly mistaken.  You see, the Body of Christ should ALWAYS be together, because togetherness has nothing to do with proximity.  Look at what Paul writes…

1 Corinthians 12:25-27 (The Message)

The way God designed our bodies is a model for understanding our lives together as a church: every part dependent on every other part, the parts we mention and the parts we don’t, the parts we see and the parts we don’t. If one part hurts, every other part is involved in the hurt, and in the healing. If one part flourishes, every other part enters into the exuberance.  You are Christ’s body—that’s who you are! You must never forget this.”

The danger with our current thinking is that a monster is created when on the weekend you throw a bunch of parts together, and then add a bit of singing and preaching to “electrify” this body.  Many times the result is scary.  Welcome to the Church of Frankenstein.
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