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If God placed me in The Door, why can my pastor kick me out?

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They preach God placed you in their church, and if you ever dare to leave the church God placed you in, you’re outside of the will of God. If that’s true, why can pastors kick you out of the church as they please?

The passage used by the Potter’s House to justify their doctrine that God placed you in their church and cares deeply about whether you continue to attend their church is as follows:

“But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased.”

‭‭I Corinthians‬ ‭12‬:‭18‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

To understand this Scripture, we must understand its context. In Corinthians chapter 12:12-31 Paul describes the relationship of gifted believers to each other, using the analogy of the human body. The Spirit has formed a spiritual organic unity of the many dissimilar members of the Body of Christ (vv.12-13). The constitutions both of the human body and of the Body of Christ demand that all members (even those that seem unimportant) function in harmony (vv. 14-20). Finally, the need for mutual dependence, respect, and care for each other is emphasized (vv. 21-31).

Is each church or denomination its own Body of Christ? No.

“For the body is not one member, but many.” 1 Corinthians 12:14 NASB

Who belongs to the Body of Christ?

We can find the answer to that question in one of the most well-known verses in the Bible: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16

Though many Christians attend different churches, we’ve all accepted Jesus Christ in our hearts. Even many members who’ve left the Potter’s House.

“Since there is one bread, we who are many are one body; for we all partake of the one bread.” 1 Corinthians 10:17 NASB

If you leave the Potter’s House, you’re not outside of God’s will. God has a plan for you. Don’t limit God in fulfilling his destiny for you, your destiny may not be in the Potter’s House.

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