Christ called us to be united not divided (part 3)


Wow, were up to three instalments already. Thank you all for staying tuned.

Check out part 1:https://truspire.wordpress.com/2010/05/09/christ-called-us-to-be-united-not-divided-part1/

Check out part 2: https://truspire.wordpress.com/2010/05/24/christ-called-us-to-be-united-not-divided-part-2/

1Co 1:10  “Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.”

 When you read that scripture, what does it say to? Does it define the Church today?

It must look impossible; to bring all believers to be of one mind, especially in doctrine. But is it? No of course not, Paul is begging us by the mercies of God to do so, all things are possible with Christ, and we can do all things through Christ who strengthen us right? God will never ask us to do something that we can never do. So then, it is possible. 

 However, if we truly loved Christ, we would put pride away, and as believers come together through the leading of the Holy Spirit and sort out the mess we have created. Hence, the ‘we’, Christ is not the author of confusion.

1Corinthians 14:33  “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.”

True Disciples of Christ are distinguished by their love for one another, which is a mark of true maturity.

1Co 1:10  “Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.”

When you properly analyse this verse, Paul is emphasising unity and oneness to such a level, that if you looked at the Church now, we would think it to be highly impossible. However, for the mere fact that Paul through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit is writing this, suggest that it is possible through Christ. Therefore, what this verse is saying is that we should speak the same thing, that there should be no division amongst us, and that we should be perfectly joined together in the same mind and judgement. We need to be one in the important doctrines; however, Paul did make allowances for differences on non-essential points (Romans 14:1). Nevertheless, on essential points we should as (all believers) be of one mind and agree on the same things. Of course, we are all individuals and are unique, so there will be differences amongst believers, but those differences do not have to cause division or become a hindrance to us as believers’ fellowship with each other.

‘We do not have to always agree to walk in unity with our brothers’, but let us be resolved in peace and not in strife or envy (James 3:16).

If we imitate Christ, as we are called to do, we would imitate his oneness He had with Our Father, with are fellow believers.

John 17:21  “That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.”

If we are united, the world will know that the Father has sent him. So this just identifies how important unity is, it is so important, that when believers are united in the love of Christ, many will know that Jesus is God’s Son. A wonderful evangelism tool, which is not being taken advantage of.

Ephesians 4:13 “Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:”

This just demonstrates how important it is to come into harmony with each other; Christ wants us to grow to full maturity in knowledge and in faith. Therefore, it is not impossible, but possible.

Therefore, I exhort all true believers in Christ Jesus, to break down the wall of enmity between believers in their denominations. A denomination is not the true Church of Christ, but the believers across all denominations (who truly believe in Jesus as the Son of God) are part of the Body of Christ, reconciled unto the Father. Ridding ourselves of pride is the only way that we can obtain unity.

Ephesians 2:14 “For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;” Ephesians 2:16 “And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:” 

‘Focusing on peripheral issues that turn our attention away from the simplicity of faith in Christ will always cause division. We will never come into unity over the colour of carpet or stained glass windows. Our only hope for unity is to unite in our faith in Christ’.—Andrew Wommack’s Living Commentary

 I know it may seem hard, because of the huge differences in doctrine, but if we all claim to Love Christ, let us at least try and I know that God’s grace is sufficient.

I pray this has touched many hearts as it has me, please continue to read God’s inspired Word, and be transformed by it.

May God keep you, sustain, uphold you, and guide you in the faith. And let all the believers say Amen.

 When we come together as believers, if our true focus is on Him, then God’s promise is that His presence will inhabit the gathering of believers who congregate in His Holy Name. 

Matthew 18:20m “ For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”

 I never once in any of my Christ called us to be united not divided blog instalments; say lets unite as Christians regardless of doctrinal beliefs or let’s unite and compromise our beliefs and purity standing. Through the instalments I emphasised, True Christians, True believers, True followers of Christ, bible believing Children of God: Christians that do not compromise with the Word of God, those that love Christ and live to please him that bear much fruit and that are living godly lives. Of course, many will then say that those who profess those titles are not really Christians, which of course I agree, but I believe the true believers WILL respond to the calling of Unity.

 Let me ask you all this, many of us have gone to Christians events, where Christ is exalted, where he is the focal point of the gathering, where you fellowshipped with other believers from all walks of life from different denominations and so forth. So did you not all come together in one mind, and in one accord, to worship the Living Lord. Is that not unity? Therefore, what is the difference in what I am saying? Even in your own church, I can say for certain that not all the members in the church agree on every single thing, but you all come together whenever you do in one accord and in one mind, to praise our Lord and Father. Again is that not unity? So what is it that I am saying that is any different to what we all do on regular occurrences.

 Many of you are like oh, I understand you now, you were never speaking of unity with compromise, or unity regardless of doctrine. However, I was proclaiming the unity based on the Word of God, the Spirit of our Lord, saturated in Love and in fellowship.

 Many people when contradicting this teaching cite the Tower of Babel, of why unity is not necessary. But I will hopefully make you understand that the calling of unity is definitely for a new testament believer. In Genesis 11, we see the story of the city of Babel, where God scattered the languages of the people and dispersed them across the earth.  The Lord scattered them and confused their language because they were using their unity against God’s will. The people understood the power of unity, but they used it AGAINST God instead of FOR Him. So then, many will say because of the Tower of Babel that we are meant to be divided, that may be true of colour, race, culture etc… but when it comes to the Faith, we should all be united under Christ’s blood.  Unity is only good if used for the Lord. Psalm 133:1A Song of degrees of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”

Romans 12:4  “For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:”

1Corinthians 12:12 “For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.”1Corinthians 12:13 “For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.”

So were all One in Christ right? Of course we are the Bible told us so. So why do we then debate whether we should unite or not, when Christ told us to (remember I am speaking of True believers not false believers). Disunity works as a hindrance for God’s plan for the Church.

 I am not saying something new, I am saying something that all the epistles are saturated with; it is just that in this modern day it has been lost. I would advice all those reading this to read the Book of Acts, and see the unity expressed there, and that is the same unity we are lacking now. Please believe that I am not saying there is no unity in the Body of Christ, there is huge amount of it, but I am saying that it could be expressed in such a bigger scale. A great example of a united movement in our modern day is The passion for Christ Movement in America (P4CM).http://www.p4cm.com/p4cm/

God bless you all 

Seeker

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  2. June 13, 2010 at 5:32 am

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