Mined another post off the web that seems a good fit at Fat Beggars.
Would John the Baptist be allowed in your church today? If John the Baptist walked into your church today, how would you receive him? Who was John the Baptist? John was “unique.” He was a “wilderness man,” a man who from childhood had lived “in the wilderness until the day he was revealed to Israel” (Luke 1:80). He wore clothing made of camel’s hair and ate locusts and wild honey (Matthew 3:4). His message was not polished, but blunt and to the point. Rather than receiving all who would come, he verbally attacked some of those in his audience. And yet this was the man whom God had chosen to introduce His Son, the Messiah.
I will admit I have failed at times to welcome those who come in to the church regardless of appearances, or background. Yet, often another person, or the Holy Spirit has intervened to remind me…
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