There are many changes we can make that can unite the church. We can forgive those we have become divided from. We can admit our sins, selfishness, and pride. Then, in humility and love, we can seek out ways that we can be in fellowship with Christians from different churches. Continue reading “My answer to discussion question #3 Part 2”
What can we do to unite churches so that we can begin to be one church and act like one church?
I do not believe we should divide over some issues that are extremely complex that the Bible does not give us clear and easy to understand final answers on the subject. Some issues are unsearchable, for His ways are above our ways. Here are some issues that I believe that are complex in this way: Continue reading “My answer to discussion question #2 Part 2”
What are some issues that the church has divided over that we should not divide over?
We need to focus on cooperating with each rather than seeing other churches as being in competition with our church. We are, in reality, all on the same team and part of the same body. We need to preserve our Christian unity with gentleness and humility. Then, we need to, in love, do all we can to experience our Christian oneness.
How can the church be one, as Jesus prayed that we would be, with the church of today being divided into so many denominations?
We are to seek to not allow sin in others to provoke there to be sin in us. We are to continue to be filled with the Spirit and to keep our heads as we gently, carefully, and confidently confront the sin in others. Continue reading “My answer to discussion question #2 Part 1b”
How are we to handle it when dirty church politics begins to happen in the church where we are members?
When the church begins to divide into “us against them” divisions. Then, it ihas gone from “we” working through issues together, and has turned into “us” trying to defeat “them.”
When can we tell when a church has gone from having beautiful family life to having ugly church politics?