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Today, we face the same test as we seek to build the Church as a dwelling place for God. On the one hand, the Devil invites us to be part of his "tearing down" ministry by allowing accusing thoughts against others to find a root in our hearts, and then spreading it through gossip against others in the church, and eventually splitting a church. On the other hand, Jesus invites us to be part of his "building up" ministry in choosing to intercede for others to make them more glorious - as He does constantly (Hebrews 7:25). Even where there is sin, our goal must always be to "win our brother" (Matthew 18:15). The Church where this is truly lived out, will have Jesus in its midst, and will thus have complete authority against all the powers of darkness (Matthew 18:18-20).
- Santosh Poonen, The Congregation The Club And The Church
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