If you do not do Nazarene things
and believe Nazarene stuff
and talk Nazarene talk
and defend Nazarene traditions
and sing Nazarene songs
and attend Nazarene churches
than look out because God will not let you off the hook.
What if I said this to you? What if I established a facebook page devoted to Nazarene’s, and everyone who joined wallowed in the joys of being Nazarene and patted ourselves on our Nazarene backs and bolstered our Nazarene doctrines and celebrated our Nazarene traditions and posted Nazarene YouTube videos making fun of non-Nazarene’s?
Is this the kind of community you would jump into? Because I see this by Catholics and Calvinists, Orthodox and Lutherans, Anglicans and Pentecostals and – in all probability it must exist somewhere – Nazarenes too. But I just don’t understand it. Why are Christians so exclusive that we exclude each other?
P.S. I’m a Nazarene, and if you are in Christ, than I do believe you are a Christian.