He tripped over his feet making his books fly everywhere. It was the seventh time he had been purposely pushed just that day. “Watch out, what are you? Dumbo?” The other boy laughed. “Excuse me? You did not just say that to him,” replied a girl standing a few feet away. She bent down and picked up a few of his books. Others did the same. “He is perfectly fine just the way he is. Why do you insist on bullying him?” she asked. She helped the boy up and handed him his books. “Come on. Let’s get to class,” she advised.
What could two billion Christians do if we were united instead of divided?
Two billion. A large number, right? A number that seems like it could get a lot done. Yet somehow we are divided. Two billion Christians. A number that if we were cohesive, we could get so much done. Yet, instead, we argue over small details. But does it matter? Did Jesus die for us and do we believe in Him? Yes? Then that is the only thing that is important. We can spread truth. We can save those who are abused or neglected. We can love one another. But we are divided. We decide it is better to be within “the church” and yet only let that be a building and not within us.
If we were united we could save and help so many more. But the most well known question that is used in evangelism is, “If you died right now, do you know where you would go?” and that is not a way to help people. We passive aggressively threaten people with hell, and we become divided within the body of Christ because we threaten each other. But look around. When was the last time you made a negative comment to someone? And how could that change if we could unite with one another?
Fight For Me” by GAWVI
Paul asked Christians to be united in the same mind and judgment.
“I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers. What I mean is that each one of you says, ‘I follow Paul,’ or ‘I follow Apollos,’ or ‘I follow Cephas,’ or ‘I follow Christ.’ Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?” (1 Corinthians 1:10-13) — Listen to your pastors but do not follow them. Follow Christ, for preachers will SHARE Him, but Christ? He IS Him.
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