1 Corinthians 3:4 (NKJV)
For when one says, “I am of Paul,” and another, “I am of Apollos,” are you not carnal?
Gbolabo was made to believe that their church was the only living church and most other Christians out there were not true Christians because they didn’t dress like the people in his church and believe in their apostle.
But when he went to the university, he met other believers and he could not deny that they knew the Lord. He had a roommate that practically walked in the miraculous. One day, another roommate of theirs was very ill and was looking like he would die. As soon this other roommate came around, he laid his hand on the sick roommate and started praying in tongues. He prayed this way for about ten minutes, and it was clear that he was praying with great power in the Spirit. By the time he removed his hand from the sick roommate’s head, he was totally healed. This experience made Gbolabo ask the roommate that prayed what his secret was. This was how Gbolabo was intruded to faith building books and to a life of prayer. As Gbolabo began to read these books and develop a more intimate relationship with the Lord through prayer, he grew spiritually and became more open-hearted. He was no longer denominationally minded.
We can see from today’s Bible verse that a sign that a believer is not spiritually mature is that he will have party spirit. He will be such that believes that there are no real Christians outside his denomination, or that his understanding of the gospel is the only accurate one and every other believer is fake.
We all have different persuasions, but there is one thing that makes a person a believer. Believing and accepting the Lordship of Christ Jesus and living under this Lordship. Anyone that denies this is not a believer.
Go into today remembering that when a person looks down on other believers, he is not rightly discerning the body.