Posted by donna on August 6, 2014
" Just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her; that He might sanctify her having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she should be holy and blameless."(NASV) Eph 5: 25b-27
The question is often asked "who loves the Church?" The answer; ‘Christ loves His Church.' He is the head of the Church. He has bought her with His own precious blood. Christ has called His Church to be a radiant and perfected Bride fit for Himself.
As His chosen disciples we ought to love the Church. Yet, there are many people today who do not love the Church. Certainly, if we keep our eyes on the faults or upon the historical well documented abuses of the established church, then we understand how people may feel. How do we move past the negative feelings about the organized church and get back to the attitude of Christ who loved, chose, called and is perfecting His Bride the Church?