be united

one-in-christNow I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you be in agreement and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same purpose. For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there are quarrels among you, my brothers and sisters. What I mean is that each of you says, “I belong to Paul,” or “I belong to Apollos,” or “I belong to Cephas,” or “I belong to Christ.” Has Christ been divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, so that no one can say that you were baptized in my name. (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas; beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone else.) For Christ did not send me to baptize but to proclaim the gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, so that the cross of Christ might not be emptied of its power. (1 Corinthians 1:10-17, NRSV)

In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ you should be in agreement, and there be no divisions among you, but that you are united in the same mind and the same purpose.

If only right?

But isn’t that really what Jesus came to do?

To help us see what it is all about?

And when we fight over the rules, and who is doing what the right way, or who is doing this the wrong way, we miss the point.

The point is to love God and to love you neighbor, and everything else will be handled by God.

So be united, and get over the small issues we want to make mountians out of.

Be united in Christ!

Published by asacredrebel

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2 thoughts on “be united

  1. Being united in Christ is what bonds believers, however, small and significant doctrinal issues always divide the body, and this will never change. The same people who complain about the lack of unity often have their own agenda to make changes which are unbiblical. The post modernist liberal progressive church, filled to the brim with social activist ideology, endorsing gay marriage, promoting wrong redefinitions of God’s word, should be the last church to insist on unity. Unity, in the views of some churches, means agreement with their beliefs, not adherence to the plain language of scripture. Heresy and apostasy taint the body today, and make unity nearly impossible to achieve.

  2. Unity and agreement are two different things. And to say that there will always be doctrinal issues that seperate us is part of the problem of unity. Why must we agree on all issues of doctrine in order to be in unity under Christ? And I agree heresy and apostasy are alive and well in all of the members of the body of Christ as we are all saints and sinners.

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