What is true unity?

The unity candle

Psalm 133:1 makes it clear that unity is absolutely essential because the we are the Body of Christ, and a body cannot be in disunity or disharmony with itself. Jesus’ plan for His church is people unified in the faith. But in these times we need to ask, “unity around what?”  Are we to have unity around the movement of Chrislam where Christians seek to find common ground with a religion that denies Christ as God’s son?  Should we be united around New Age Christianity that calls Jesus a great teacher rather than the only way to eternal life?  Or a “purpose driven” life that tells us to dream big rather than pick up our cross and follow Him?

Study John Chapter 17 for more.

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Joining us today is Dave Wager, the author of several books and the  president of Silver Birch Ranch and Nicolet Bible Institute in northern Wisconsin. Dave is also the president of a ministry called The Omega Force, a catalyst that helps Christians learn the Word of God through college-level courses that anyone can take online.

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One Response to What is true unity?

  1. Mr Davis says:

    If the Church is the body of Christ and Christ is the head, and the mouth is the apostles as identified by Christ. And the rest of the actions of body are not in agreement with the mouth then there is no agreement with the head which drives the mouth, and what Paul testifies to in Romans 7 with my mind I worship God but with my members (my flesh) I serve the law of sin becomes an illustration of the desperate condition of the Church, which, refuses to yield to the head.

    We don't have to walk like this, and just like we expect to see growth in love leading to obedience in believers what about when the whole bdoy is gathered. Should not the same be true here as well? But the body has to be exercised for such growth to occur or to be manifested, and also for maturity to develope as we lay aside our carnality made possible only in Christ. Romans 8:8-13 So if we are not His this is impossible!

    In our desire for order we bind the body to a chair so it can do nothing either good or bad when it gathers together. When freedom is finally granted to a child who has not learned through practice how to discern good or evil, what hope is there for the child to recognize the right course and take it? Hebrews 5:13-14

    And still every Sunday we gather we think it better to lay aside God's word and do what is convenient for ourselves, what is easy, and we foresake the hard work we are called to altogether and still we have the audacity to claim Christ Jesus is our Lord! Are we not worshiping in vain? Isaiah 1:12-20

    Even so God will not abandon those who are His, nor should we abandon Him and everywhere a believer walks: Christ goes with him because He is in him. So where ever we find ourselves we must preach the Gospel of Christ which is the whole counsel of God, calling all men everywhere to repentance and faith in Christ, making discipes of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost and Teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you and Lo I AM with you always even to the end of the age. Matthew 28:19-20

    We must not shrink away from the hard truth: there is nothing desirable about us that God should owe us anything. We do not deserve His mercy. We are not good. Our every thought and imagining is bent on evil from the start and because of that we cannot Love God, rather we hate Him and we prove it through our disobedience. If we do follow Him we will be hated also because we carry His message to the nations. Genesis 6:5

    As believers we must not shrink away from the hard work to expose our own lives to the light of God's word, so we may praise God for what is truly His work in us and to repent of our evil deeds before we are overtaken by them in a heart of unbelief. John 1:18-21, Hebrews 3:12-14. This must be our work whenever we come together. We must be practicing the one anothers and so prove our love for Christ, if we truely love Him. 1 Corinthians 12, 13, 14:25-end, James 2 – 3

    Our actions will betray who we serve, whom it is we love. If we pay carefull attention even the most devout follower of Christ would be horrified at themselves I know I am.


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