Monday, May 26, 2014

Organic choices abound

Organic multiplication simply happens as people are constantly and continually refreshed with the gospel and reminded of their part in the greater story.

Chandler, Matt; Geiger, Eric; Patterson, Josh (2013-11-26). Creature of the Word: The Jesus-Centered Church (Kindle Locations 1406-1407). B&H Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. 

There is a lot of call for organic foods and supplements these days. And there are those who say that the organic foods differ little from the processed versions, other than in price. To be honest, I don't know. What I do know is that some people who eat, drink, and exercise "religiously" still die young, while others who don't live long lives. Kinda makes me think that we are not as in charge as we think! But I digress.

Organic means without the use of outside, artificial chemicals. It is real, and not induced by man's interventions. So what about church growth? Are the programs, worship bands, activities and so on just artificial chemicals that do not impact the final product? Or are these non-organic growth models God's means of growing the church today? Tough call, because God can use whatever He desires, and who is to say He wouldn't use such things? And yet, is that really consistent with what we know of the God of the Bible? I have my opinions. Do you have yours?

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