They labor in vain who build it;
Unless the LORD guards the city,
The watchman stays awake in vain.
Anyone who dares to question them should be cut out like a disease. This is how these purpose/program driven pastors show God’s love to God’s faithful children.
“ Do not listen to the words of the prophets
They speak a vision of their own heart,
Not from the mouth of the LORD.
17 They continually say to those who despise Me,
‘ The LORD has said, “You shall have peace”’;
And to everyone who walks according to the
‘ No evil shall come upon you.’”
And let no iniquity have dominion over me.
134 Redeem me from the oppression of man,
That I may keep Your precepts.
135 Make Your face shine upon Your servant,
And teach me Your statutes.
6 But from those who seemed to be something—whatever they were,
12 For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside?
Thenfalse prophets will rise up and deceive many.
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers,
THREE KINDS of GROUP RELATIONSHIPS
Biblical Fellowship & Christian Community
Human Friendship & Traditional Community
Dialectic Groups & Postmodern Community
LED by the SPIRIT
DRIVEN by felt NEEDS
DRIVEN by organizational OUTCOMES or PURPOSES
"Born again" believers from all nations and cultures
All who choose to belong, share common interests and are accepted by the group
Diverse (spiritually & culturally) participants in the dialectic process
God's Word and Spirit
Felt needs; natural desire to belong to a group
A pre-planned strategy and outcome (purpose) aimed at personal and social transformation
Love, faith and obedience to God, agapeo love for each other, unity in Christ
Build relationships, meet need for fellowship, have fun
Transformation: from former beliefs and values to an ever evolving group synthesis or consensus
God is glorified through our worship, praise, service and oneness in Him.
Personal gratification, a sense of belonging, increased dependence on the group
Bonding of group members, willingness to compromise, changed beliefs and values, surrender of personal will & meaning to the group
God's supernatural agapeo love
Human phileo love
Skill of facilitator, power of the dialectic process
Eternity with God
Rich relationships in this world
Achieving the vision of the ideal community