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Christians Divided

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Based on John 17:20 and Luke 11:17

Why are we all so divided
With strong opinions all decided

Are we really following Jesus in our lives
Or arguing on doctrinal issues
Constantly taking sides

Jesus was a shepherd of people while on earth
Teaching love and that we all have worth

To sinners He reached out in love
Sharing wisdom from His Father above

Love was His focus, not taking sides
Arguing and fighting only divides

It is courageous to stand for what we believe
If done with hate instead of love others will flee
Jesus our Shepherd prayed for all to be one
Seeking sheep to follow Him to learn love
God's will to be done

God asks us Christians to seek more sheep for His fold
To be a light of love 
Help sinners come in from a world so cold

None among us is sin without
But God loves and forgives us no doubt

If only we could embrace people like Jesus did
Not just who we think are right, rejecting those we think are wrong
Sharing God's love with people of all religions, every race
rich or poor, weak or strong

Any kingdom divided will be ruined
A house divided against itself is doomed

Why would anyone want to know Jesus unless they could see
A light of love shining through you and me

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 1/1/2018 7:55:00 PM
Shirley: Lots of truth in what you say. However: there are a couple things I'd like to discuss further? :o) Just kidding, that's where the trouble starts. Thanks for sharing with all of us on the soup. oldbuck
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Shirley Rebstock
Date: 1/2/2018 9:17:00 AM
Lol, enjoyed your response. Yep, talking to a debater, I just have to check my heart's motives and ego before opening my mouth.