Birds of a feather . . . .
People are attracted to churches made up of those of similar background—racially, socially, educationally, economically.
This is certainly natural and understandable.
However . . . .
A different perspective
The first-century church included Jews and Gentiles, rich and poor, even slaves and free, and God expected them all to be “one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28 KJV; Colossians 3:11).
The better we get to know people unlike ourselves, the more we overcome our own prejudices, born from pride and ignorance.
We learn to love people who, though different from us, have been redeemed by Jesus’ blood, just as we have.
What an impact this can make on unbelievers as they observe Christians of varied backgrounds, worshiping and working together in harmony!
Only a very powerful dynamic could explain that!
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