After much debate, dialogue, and conversation I have closed the preceding topic to further comment and would suggest that for greater clarity, learning, understanding, and encouragement that the conversation be continued in a “real life” context. I believe the statement below is a great statement to dialogue in the realms of theology, ecclesiology, and sociology and should be carefully considered with an open heart and mind.
It is interesting in Jesus’ prayer for his followers that he speaks of two worlds a Christian would be apart of; a broken culture and a restored culture. Immediately following he prays for the unity of his people. Thank you Jesus.
Grace and Peace to you.