Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Unity Series, Ch. 14: Reader Comments, #1

I received this additional comment and insight with regard to the series on “Unity” and am passing it along to you.

Jim, you are probably going to deal with this, but I think the greatest incentive for unity is Christ’s “Highest Priestly Prayer” in John 17; especially verses 22-23.

“I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” John 17:22, 23 (NIV)

The unity of the Body is one of the most forceful apologetics for the divinity of Christ. Conversely, disunity is Satan’s most successful tool.

I think I mentioned on our visit that the Greek word from which we get “heresy” has the root meaning of division.

(Taken from Day & Night: Unity Series, 2003)

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