Unity

How good and pleasant it is
    when God’s people live together in unity!

2 It is like precious oil poured on the head,
    running down on the beard,
running down on Aaron’s beard,
    down on the collar of his robe.
3 It is as if the dew of Hermon
    were falling on Mount Zion.
For there the Lord bestows his blessing,
    even life forevermore. Psalm 133

Recall the phrase to the old song, “they will know we are Christians by our love.” I don’t think we fully understand how powerful it is when the church unites.

As Evangelicals we agree more than we disagree with those in other Evangelical denominations. A case in point is the Assemblies of God and the Southern Baptists. Perhaps 90-95% of their doctrine is identical. They would both completely agree with the Apostle’s Creed.

But, when was the last time they came together for a worship service or community outreach in most cities in the U.S.? For the most part they don’t join together for worship or fellowship. Why is that? How do non-church people see all the separate denominations? How does God view it?

Or worse yet, how do non-church people view church splits? Does the world see unity? Do we care that they don’t see unity?

We should.

“By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:35)

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