"But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased Him." 1 Corinthians 12:18
For those very experienced, churched Christians;
Have you ever been in or near a church split?
Have you ever been near someone who is so prejudiced that they can't stand certain types of people?
Have you ever sat near someone that just complained the whole time; about the sermon, the lights, the music, the media presentation, the carpet color?
I hope you have found a way to get beyond all that all that foolishness.
God puts Church bodies together, from the pastor and throughout the congregation. Man designs programs and manages the business affairs of the Church, but God is still the head. God brought so and so into your congregation for a reason. It might not be to bless you and they may not fit in or they might want to take over, but God is God over man, not you or me.
I have been lied to, lied about, hurt, almost destroyed and damaged beyond comprehension by some of those that God brought in. Should I hold that to God's charge? No. I must wait and in due time be healed of the effects of mean spirited men and women. God has a plan for their lives too. " "...God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased Him."