Pack of 5 Tracts
One church is as good as another, right?
People have debated many foolish questions. In the Middle Ages, for instance, theologians debated the following:
- What shape are Gabriel’s wings?
- Are there any angels with baritone voices?
- Did Pilate use soap when he washed his hands?
- Could Christ have changed Himself into a devil or a pumpkin?
- How much wine did guests drink at the wedding in Cana?
- Could an egg laid on Passover be eaten?
People in our generation also waste time on questions that do not make any difference in how we live or where we will go when we die. Such speculations often create controversy, disillusion, contention, and hurt feelings. Paul said to "avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain" (Titus 3:9).
However, it is also possible to dismiss important questions as if they were trivial. The question at hand is one of those. Some dismiss it as irrelevant, but the existence of Christ’s church on the earth makes all the difference. No one faces a more crucial question than "Can I be certain that I am a member of the church which Jesus built?"