Fragmentation Of Christian organizations has more to do with fragmentation of society than fragmentation of theology.

People need comfort, hope, and encouragement and those who choose to provide such services within context of Christian organizations seek to keep the premiums — riches generated from those they attract for encouragement.

The state of affairs within Christendom might be as bad as encouraging a developing country to make bad decisions so it can require grants and loans for recovery from developed countries or international Banks.

Love of money is the source of most of the fragmentation within Protestantism.

That being said you are right that Luther’s success serves as a sort of springboard for fresh attempts at fragmentation. But this is like saying using fusion to produce atomic bombs renders usage of fusion for electricity non-desirable.

Without Luther’s reformation the whole world still would be in the dark or middle ages in so far as enlightenment is concerned.

The travesty in Christendom today is that people choose encouragement and hope, things that have little or no substance in of themselves, over getting to know Jesus Christ — the source of hope and encouragement.

You see, if people need to attend church service to find hope and encouragement, they do not know Jesus for themselves. This is easily and objectively defensible from the Bible. They are then like the developing country I described in preceding paragraphs — finding encouragement every weekend so they have more need of it the following weekend.

I do not say this out of contempt. My heart breaks at what Christian services have become and the pursuit of anything but Jesus Christ that many church services now represent.

I speak up with the hope that somehow in the midst of all of the voices coming out of Christian Centers for Weekly Encouragement my voice on this matter will be heard.

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