Weekly Pursuit – Week 1 of April

Apr 12, 2021 by

Verses:

1 John 1:2 “The life was manifested, and we have seen and testify and report to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested to us.”

 

Excerpts:

Regarding the church, the most important positive factor is its intrinsic essence. Throughout the past nineteen centuries …Christians have been fighting one another…because [they] have turned from the intrinsic essence of the church to something outward. The divine life, God’s life, is the very essence of the church, and this divine life generates the church. Of course, we cannot see this divine life, just as we are not able to see the structural steel in this meeting hall. This is because the steel is covered by stones and wood, yet the steel is the very essence of this building’s structure.

 

The essence of the church is the divine life, and the divine life is Christ as the very embodiment of the processed Triune God. The divine life is the dispensing God, who is the very essence of the church. We Christians love one another because we have the same essence. It does not matter whether we are American, European, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, white, black, yellow, brown, or red. As long as we are real Christians, we have a loving essence within us. When we turn away from this intrinsic essence to touch other things, we begin to fight one another. In order to solve the problems between Christians, we must come to the intrinsic matters of the church: first, the intrinsic essence; second, the intrinsic growth; third, the intrinsic building up; and fourth, the intrinsic fellowship. (CWWL, 1989, vol. 4, “The Organic Building Up of the Church as the Body of Christ to Be the Organism of the Processed and Dispensing Triune God,” ch. 1)

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