Most Christian religions believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He was crucified and rose from the dead. So, why is it we can’t all get along as one body of Christ? Pride. We allow our different personal beliefs to get in the way. Some don’t believe we should dance or that Christian rock isn’t Christian. There are those against alcohol and those who believe in moderation, and the list goes on.
And Satan loves it.
If we, as Christians were to unite, this world would be so different than the one we see today. Instead, we stand firm on our religious beliefs to keep us separated.
We squabble over who has the correct religion when no religion is God’s favorite. Jesus gave us two rules to live by as stated in Matthew 22:37-40: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” If Christians would base our lives on these two rules, there could be unity among us all, no matter the religion.
Taking a step back and realizing that God is the Father to all and Jesus Christ is Lord to all will be a good step toward unity. The only time we should distance ourselves is when there is an organization that calls itself a church, but it spews hate.
There will always be struggles within a church and between different religions, after all, humans are not perfect and want their way. But we should never allow it to separate us and keep us from being in unity under God’s word.
…history tells us that denominationalism is the result of, or caused by, conflict and confrontation which leads to division and separation. gotquestions.org, “Why are there so many Christian Denominations?” https://www.gotquestions.org/denominations-Christian.html
At times Christians can come together in support of other Christians or when we help those in need. If we can do it during trying times, then we most certainly can do it during times of peace. Allowing our religion to keep us separated from other Christians is a pride issue, not a faith issue. We should support and promote Christian businesses no matter the denomination.
It doesn’t matter what type of church or religion you believe in, as long as it’s truly Christ-based. Whether it be orthodox or contemporary, those are basically religious differences, not Christian differences. We need to stop making our pride the real reason we don’t come together. What matters most is we hold onto and live in the belief of Jesus Christ in order to beat the evil one who has taken over this world.
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