Weekly Pursuit – Week 3 of March

Mar 17, 2020 by

Verses:

Col. 1:18 “And He is the Head of the Body, the church; He is the beginning, the Firstborn from the dead, that He Himself might have the first place in all things.”

 

Excerpts:

According to the record in 1 Kings, two kings took the lead to set up the high places. In the case of Solomon, the building of the high places was related to the indulgence of lust. Solomon had hundreds of wives and concubines. His wives had “turned his heart after other gods”. In the case of Jeroboam, the building of the high places was related to ambition. Fearing that the kingdom would return to the house of David if the people went to Jerusalem to worship, Jeroboam “made a house of high places”. A high place is something lifted above the common level. In principle, every high place, every division, in Christianity today involves the uplifting, the exaltation, of something other than Christ. The things that are exalted may not be evil. On the contrary, they may be very good and may include even Bible study or Bible teaching.

 

The ground of oneness is not simply a matter of one city, one church. The ground of oneness is deeper, richer, higher, and fuller than this. In this universe God has chosen only one place, and that place is the church. God requires us to go to this place He has chosen. Spiritually speaking, we must destroy every place other than the church and every name other than the name of Christ. We must destroy our culture and religious background. The places that we must destroy include our disposition, temperament, and habits. We must destroy everything that damages the oneness of the one new man. (The Genuine Ground of Oneness, chs. 5, 8)

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