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What’s Wrong With the Church?

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Jesus asked the twelve men who were the closest to Him, “who do you think I am?”. These are the people who are with Him all of the time. One of His friends were bold enough to speak up and say “You are the Christ, the son of the living God”. Jesus responded to Peter in Matthew 16:18 by saying upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against thee. There is a lot of controversy around this scripture. First, we have to define what we mean by the church because the universal church can’t fit in a building. It is everyone that’s been born into the kingdom of God. Now God calls us to be a part of a congregation, which is the local church. He knows what we need and what that congregation needs from us. I believe that God meant upon the revelation that Peter had is where He will build His church. The revelation was that Jesus is He who has come to redeem mankind from its sins. In that aspect, the only thing that can be wrong with the church is us! We have to show love to our brothers and sisters and when we fail to do that, we can no longer be members of His church, we are no longer the church…