Published on 11-28-2011 06:25 PM
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Over the years, it has been my pleasure to worship with many brothers and sisters in many different locations in the United States. If I asked someone to visit these congregations and describe them to me in two words or less, there would no doubt be a great variety of descriptive terms. Some of these terms would likely be: Liberal, charismatic, institutional, non-institutional, fundamental, one-cupper, mainstream, non-cooperative, Holy Roller, legalistic, anti, instrumental, non-instrumental, conservative, contemporary, traditional, unorthodox, orthodox, normal, post-modern, and I am certain a number of other monikers I have not included. Certainly not all of these congregations are standing in the truth. God’s desire is that they all walk in truth for His Words will judge them in the final day (John 12:48).
Consider this in regard to labels: most people hate to be labeled by others. One reason is the desired label of an individual is quite often not the