Blogging my thoughts: Binding Christ rather than the Strong Man
“No one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his property without first tying up the strong man; then indeed, the house can be plundered.” Mark 3:27.
Binding the Strong Man
When I asked the anti-racist working group of the discipling team of our synod why we had over a $3,000 deficit and no money in the budget to do anything, even though ant-racism work was a priority of the bishop, I was told that some church in Davis had gotten a resolution passed that the synod was not allowed to run a deficit. (Sorry a quick thought takes all these words to explain.) Now when a synod is not allowed to use debt and the elasticity of credit, its ministry becomes bound.
Now granted there could be frugality and concern for future indebtedness involved in this resolution which is good, but the good can be used by an evil spirit. An alcoholic searches for a very good person as a co-dependent, so the demon of the bottle has full sway.
So let me submit that the resolution can be calling a growing church evil, like big government, and wants to restrict its ministry. Isn’t this the case of binding the good guy and letting the bad guy loose to run rampant? Why does the church bind Christ so that ministry becomes restricted?