Kingdom Mentality Pt. II
Developing a Kingdom Mentality, Pt. II
Developing a Kingdom mentality takes time. For the most part, those of us in the west have been programed with a 'church mentality'. Here's what I mean. When we meet another Christian, we'll ask questions like these:
"where do you attend church?"
"what church are you affiliated with?"
"do you attend church?"
Once we've attained this church mentality, we'll make statements like these:
"lets go to church this Sunday." or
"I'm not happy at this church, lets find another church to go to."
The list could go on and on. I'm not anti-church, far from it. In the New Testament, the Greek word for church is 'ekklesia' and it means, 'a calling out'. In reality, the church is a many membered body with Jesus Christ the Head. It is not an institution or organization, rather it is a living organism, consisting of all the saints on earth and in Heaven. There is one church and its definitely not a man-made entity. Anyone who says their organization or fellowship is the 'real church' is sadly mistaken, perhaps even deceived because the church is universal and spans through time to include all 'the called out' ones.