Matt Blitz writes:
Over the last year, fervor has erupted over Colonel Sanders’ television re-emergence and the actors casted to play the company’s iconic founder. Lost in the hubbub, though, was that Colonel Sanders was real and built KFC with his own two greasy hands. Sanders sold the company in 1964, but for years afterwards, he would regret it. In fact, Sanders would visit KFCs across the country criticizing the low quality of the food, saying the gravy was horrible and that the extra crispy recipe was nothing more than “a damn fried doughball stuck on some chicken.”
... In fact, he was so open about his disdain for the alterations made to his signature recipes that KFC sued him for libel in 1978. The suit was eventually thrown out.
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Although the Colonel was responsible for KFC's existence and its success, he hated everything it would go on to become.
One has to wonder if the same thing might be said of the Church. For although Jesus is responsible for her existence and success, she is a far cry from what she used to be.
Is it possible that Jesus hates everything that the Church has become?
How far have we strayed from the original recipe? How much of the world's call to political correctness have we heeded, to the detriment of preaching the Gospel of grace to needy sinners? Do we still preach one Lord, one faith, one baptism?
“For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all” (Ephesians 4:6, NLT)
Despite her many flaws, the Apostle wrote, “… Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless” (Ephesians 5:25-27).