Let’s build, not break

Published 9:53 pm Friday, September 14, 2018

By Demetrius Moffett


Deep calleth unto deep, with this said. Let me drive right into the minds of deep thinkers.

How robust, powerful and influential would the body of Christ, our churches be if we followed the process of edifying according to the Word of God.

Please keep an open mind as I’m trying to get an understanding of why we break instead of build.

My understanding is that if I’m overtaken in any trespass or fault that one who is spiritual looks to restore me in the spirit of gentleness and meekness.

Even when Jesus rebuked Peter for speaking out of his flesh, Jesus spoke to Peter directly.

When the woman was caught in the very act of adultery, Jesus defends her by stating the qualifications of condemning, “he that is without “SIN” among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”

When they examined themselves and found that they did not qualify to throw a stone they went out one by one.

So what qualifies us to throw shade about others either publicly or privately?

We all desire to have our ministries to grow and be relevant in our communities. How strong, powerful and influential would we be if we stop blasting the body of Christ, especially publicly?

The world is not coming against the body of Christ as hard as the body of Christ is coming against its self.

I submit if we have a concern with our brother that we speak with them alone. (Matthew 18:15)

Let me ask it this way: How many friends and followers do we have on social media? How many of them can we say are saved? For those that might not have a right relationship with Jesus, would our FaceBook post, YouTube channel, and other media outlets influence them to establish one or say they don’t want Christ? If they are reading and hearing attacks against the body of Christ from the body of Christ. Why would they want to become a member of the body of Christ?

How strong, powerful and influential would the body of Christ be if we work our concerns with others privately instead of blasting them publicly.

Let’s build, not break.


Demetrius Moffett is Senior Pastor of Orange Church of God, 1911 North 16th Street in Orange.