CLIQUE-‘ISH’ IN THE CHURCH! YEP, THAT’S A EUPHEMISM (from my archives)…

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The enemy doesn’t mind you going to church as long as you take him with you. He wants to distract and infect your worship. One way he achieves this is through division in the local church. Division in the Body of Christ is strictly forbidden, and is sin…

Galations 5:19-20
19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, FACTIONS

1 Corinthians 1:10-13
10 “Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

We as people tend to want to be in groups of people with either common interests, or people who can benefit us. Sometimes these groups can form in the church with an unwillingness to let others in…that’s a CLIQUE (FACTION) .


Church can become like high school – The Cool Kids, The Jocks, The Nerds…

Church can become like the outside world – The Haves and The Have Nots…

Church can become like the secular (or Christian) music industry – Pastor, his Entourage, his Groupies and Fans…


Are you in one of these CLIQUES? These are all distractions from the enemy to make our churches carnal, unfruitful and unproductive. Don’t let your small group, your ministry group, your choir, your circle of friends be a CLIQUE in disguise. This mess even tried to creep into the early church…

1 Corinthians 11:18-22
18 “For first of all, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you, and in part I believe it. 19 For there must also be factions among you, that those who are approved may be recognized among you. 20 Therefore when you come together in one place, it is not to eat the Lord’s Supper. 21 For in eating, each one takes his own supper ahead of others; and one is hungry and another is drunk. 22 What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God and shame those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you in this? I do not praise you.”

The Body of Christ is one body with many members (1 Corinthians 12:12) and EVERBODY IS SOMEBODY! Even though we as people tend to be CLIQUE-ISH…. we need to keep that CLIQUE-ISH out of God’s church.

FOR THOSE WHO DON’T KNOW

1. Slang term often used to replace “s**t.” Derived from the process of editing the vocals of rap-songs by revershing the curse words so said song could be played on radio or television.
“That’s the dope ish”

 

BE BLESSTIFIED!

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  1. I was part of a church that split and fell back in the late ’90s. One of the common threads was this clique-ish-ness among the “sisters.” But I did learn something from it: Gossips who speak evil to you about another behind their back will speak evil of you to another behind your back. Another thing is, they may add, “I’m in the know on this.” when questioned about it. I say, “Lets go to this person and set the record straight!” That seems to stop the gossip from confiding in me on what they have heard but it has made me their target all the more! Lord, forgive them! Poor souls!

    Have a blessed Lord’s day, Brother Aldtric! \o/

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  2. You are so right. The devil just want to go with you to church. 😊 He is always on the front seat. Another clique that I found in church is the religious clique. They have a form of godliness and appeared to be holy and spirit filled but the don’t want to go deep for God. They cling together and avoid those who wants to go deep for God and who are living the Word. It is sad but we have to pray that God will cleanse His temple before He returns. Thanks for this post. I enjoyed reading your blog. You are a great writer and an inspiration to me.

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