Jesus said: “I pray … that they all may be one.” (John 17:20-23) He knew that a kingdom or a house divided against Itself cannot stand (Mk 3:24-25). If division ruptures kingdoms and families, how does It effect the house of God, the church, God’s kingdom? We all know that It Is divided.
What can we do? We must make peace, but how … while all the elements are at war? Who can stem the torrents of denominational strife and quench the fires of sectarian violence? This terrible condition will not right itself. If you and I do not work for unity, we will go on supporting a divided house.
Peter said: “Seek peace and pursue It” (1 Pet 3:11). Believers should therefore all be working for peace and unity In Jesus’ army, and give up Innovations and traditions that have been added that are not authorized In the Word. Paul said we must diligently pursue unity, then he listed seven specifics: 1 body (church), 1 Spirit, 1 hope (heaven), 1 Lord (Jesus), 1 faith (doctrine), 1 baptism (Immersion for forgiveness), and 1 God (Eph 4:4-6).
Ask today for a plan for unity.