Hospitals or barracks?
Is the church a hospital?
“OUR [SALVATION ARMY] BUILDINGS ARE GOD’S SPIRITUAL HOSPITALS.” – Madge Unsworth, Maiden Tribute (WarCry o4 November 2017)
Is the church a barracks?
“Far too many Christians regard the Christian Church merely as a clinic, a hospital, instead of realizing that it is more like a barracks.”
We read in Second Timothy 2:3: “ENDURE HARDSHIP WITH US LIKE A GOOD SOLDIER OF JESUS CHRIST.”
We read in First Corinthians 16:13: “BE ON YOUR GUARD; STAND FIRM IN THE FAITH; BE MEN OF COURAGE; BE STRONG.’
Please read the whole story of “The Parable of the Good Samaritan” in Luke 10:25,37.
“NUR GOTT UND SEIN HEILIGES WOHLGEFALLEN. – Tersteegen
“‘Therefore keep watch
because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back – whether
- in the evening, or
- at midnight, or
- when the rooster crows, or
- at dawn.
If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping.'”