“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!” (Ps 133:1)
Unity happens when multiple parts are joined together as a whole. There is nothing more beautiful than when mankind drops their differences and with singular focus joins together in a common cause. Unity is the pleasant world God envisioned in the garden of Eden and it is the image we see depicted in heaven when all of His people exist together without fear, without quarrels, and without division.
Division is a product of jealousy and strife (see Jas. 3:16) and it exists where pride and selfishness become our gods. Religious division is no different. It is appalling that there are so many denominations and “flavors” of Christianity in this world. A God who gave us one Bible, one hope, one baptism, and one Lord (see Eph 4:4-6) never intended for us to divide, but instead to unite around His Word.
Simple Christians that seek His will through His Word – without creed or human tradition to divide us. What if we just went back to the Bible and did what we found in it? Surely, such a humble and meek approach would work! The only people who would lose power would be the religious leaders that benefit from manmade traditions and divisions.
“I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beseech you to walk worthily of the calling wherewith ye were called, with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; giving diligence to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” (Eph 4:1-3)
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