Francis Frangipane: “I was part of a church group that, in spite of its good points also had serious problems.” Jesus told Francis: “I died for them. You go and do likewise.”

Francis Frangipane just posted this on his Facebook page:

Forty years ago I was part of a church group that, in spite of its good points also had serious problems. At that time I was pastoring a small church and felt we should leave the parent organization because of its problems. So, my church and I began to prayerfully seek God for His will. After 40 days, I held my list of complaints before the Lord and prayed, “Lord, look at the errors in these people. Direct us, Lord, should we leave or stay?”

Immediately the Lord replied, “Have you seen these things?”

“Yes, Lord,” I answered, “I have seen their sins.”

To which He said, “So also have I, but I died for them. You go and do likewise.”

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Jesus said in John 15:11-13:

“I have spoken these things to you, that my joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be made full.

This is my commandment, that you love one another, even as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”

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