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Train on Time

The world's a train wreck, but not the Church.

The Christian Mind

“And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.”
Matthew 16.18

The Christian Mind
Harry Blamires (1916-)
“The world is like a great express train hurtling towards disaster – perhaps towards total destruction. And in this truly desperate situation certain passengers are running up and down the corridors announcing to each other that the Church is in great danger! The irony of it would be laughable if it were not so searing. Why, most of the Church’s members have already got out at the stations en route. And we ourselves shall be getting out soon anyway. And if the crash comes and the world is burnt to ashes, then the only thing that will survive the disaster will of course be the Church.”

The world is a train on time, right on schedule for ultimate dissolution and destruction. And for many members of the Body of Christ, this is all they can see. They think the Church is part of the world, rather than part of the eternal Kingdom of Christ. So they fear that some leader or movement or cultural form or moral lapse will bring disaster to the Church, simply because they know such things can damage the social order. But the Christian mind understands that we inhabit a Kingdom not of this world, and that nothing can prevail to stop the Church from being built, enduring, and surviving and flourishing into the new heavens and new earth. Since, however, we are on this train, should we not spend less time as alarmists, frightening and irritating the other passengers, and more time as witnesses and servants, in complete peace and consistent love, persuading them to join us when the wreck is over?

In what ways is your church working to prepare the people in your community for the new heavens and new earth?

Renewing the Mind
We are currently running a multi-part series on Renewing the Mind in our daily ReVision series. The sixth installment is entitled, The Mind of Christ in His World: Part 1, and is available as a free PDF download by going to the website, www.ailbe.org, clicking on today’s ReVision column entitled, “Speaking Everywhere” and clicking the link at the end. I urge you to follow this entire series, and to consider using it with your leaders. If you are not subscribed to ReVision, you can do so at the website. Or you can download each week’s PDF study in a format suitable for group or personal use.

Training for Christian Action
Our Mission Partners Outreach program is designed as a life-based training curriculum, to help church members identify and begin working their Personal Mission Fields for the purpose of making disciples and advancing Christ’s Kingdom. I’m looking for some men to lead through this training program, and to help you see how our Mission Partners Outreach programcan help your church overcome its failure to communicate. If you’re interested, drop me a line at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Except as indicated, Scripture taken from the New King James Version. © Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved. All quotations from
The Christian Mind are from Harry Blamires, The Christian Mind (Ann Arbor: Servant Books, 1963, 1978).

T.M. Moore

T. M. Moore is principal of The Fellowship of Ailbe, a spiritual fellowship in the Celtic Christian tradition. He and his wife, Susie, make their home in Essex Junction, VT.
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