After taking some time yesterday to look at some of the vitriol posted by Christians, at Christians, and about Christians, I am glad we have Christ’s own promise that He will build His Church.
He will cause His people to grow up into Him, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. We will all come to the unity of the faith and the knowledge of the Son of God.
How He will do this is hard to say. Some of it He will accomplish by using gifts and offices which many of us say no longer exist. Some of it He will do by allowing things to befall us that some say He does not permit. Some of it will happen because His children pray again to have Him guard and warm their hearts, lest they grow cold by seeing the abundance of lawlessness which is being being daily placed before their eyes.
However He may do it, He will do it. He will see of the travail of His soul and be satisfied. He will satisfied with both the quantity and the quality of His flock. The gates of Hell, its power and its plans, will not be able to defeat the Church, nor withstand its power to untie its captives. So, be encouraged, even when you see discouraging things among God’s people.