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Jogging or Stretching

Frogs on lily pads in a pondWhat was the Household Body doing by way of exercise? Was she slumbering, jogging or being caressed? Was she straining to listen or singing a song? Someone has written, "Worship is the body in song! Conference is the body listening! Evangelism is the body stretching!."

Celcus Reproached

The Household Body was made up of human beings and was therefore fallible for no Christian body was ever perfect! In the year c177 AD, the Greek philosopher and opponent of Christianity called Celsus attacked the church as "a congregation of frogs croaking in a swamp." The English poet Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909 AD) was reported to have called her, "the leprous bride of Christ." The bumper sticker bore another sentiment, "Christians aren't perfect, just forgiven!" According to Loren B. Mead in "The Once and Future Church" the Early Church, "was no Pollyanna Community. The epistles of the New Testament described people and groups that experienced fractures and conflict, anger and division, as well as peace and joy."

"Church Body Exercise"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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