This post is something I’ve been wanting to write for quite a while. And although I might have exaggerated the post title a bit, I think it will all make sense in the end.
It hurts my heart to see the division of The Church Body, and I want to shed some light on a topic that I feel is purposely put to the wayside and out of discussion.
When it comes to the purpose of The Church, I think many of us would describe some of its attributes as followed:
And while I believe The Church of today could do better in ALL of the areas, I believe the one area that needs the most work is the topic of UNITY. Would you agree? Let me explain.
The Church of Jesus Christ was founded under the principles of Jesus, community through his love, and forgiveness through his grace. And, when we need a snapshot view of what The Church is to resemble, I think most of us would agree that the Acts 2 Church a wonderful sketch of what we are to yearn for.
The Reality: When I begin to read through the truth of scripture, I can’t help but realize how far off we are from the lines of Biblical unity.
Psalm 133:1 - How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!
We claim to want unity through the spirit, but each day that passes comes another denomination that is supposed to be greater than the latter. Not to mention some of these denominations are classified and separated by race and color. I am not saying denominations are wrong, but when we begin to base our faith by what denomination we are from, we’ve got to realize we are heading down a road of false assurance.
1 Corinthians 1:10 - I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought.
If we want any chance of conquering racism an segregation in The Church, we need to stop labeling congregations as: The Black Church, The White Church, The Hispanic Church, The Asian Church, The Baptist Church, The Presbyterian Church, etc.
My Point Is: Regardless of what denomination you are from, realize that the only thing that matters is your relationship with Jesus.
We’ve spent so many years trying to end the destruction of racism and division of ethnicity, we must fight against the separation and find unity within the Church of Jesus.