Mark 9:33-41

33And he came to Capernaum: and being in the house he asked them, What was it that ye disputed among yourselves by the way?

34But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest.

35And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.

36And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them,

37Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me.

38And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us.

39But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me.

40For he that is not against us is on our part.

41For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.

In Christianity there are many denominations and expressions of the faith, being human we tend to gather ourselves into like-minded groups. It’s time for those denominations to stop saying bad things about other Christian groups, to stop being against other denominations – to remember that “he that is not against us is on our part.”

Susan has a powerful post about this,”Whose Church is it anyway?” on her Faith Walk blog. She writes “Our salvation is not determined by our doctrinal accuracy, but by our faith in Christ Jesus… it is always about Jesus; His life, his love, His Spirit living in us.” Be sure to read it all, it is a wonderful post.

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