The Church, A Divided House

In Christian RealTalk, Series by Antwuan Malone

Why Is the Church So Divided?

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

[This is part of the Unity: John Thirteen Thirty Five Series]

Here’s a question.

How many churches do you pass on the way to the church you go to?

How many churches are in within a mile of your neighborhood?

If you’re like most people in America, the answer is “Several.” Because, in America, there are just about as many churches as there are Seven-Elevens, maybe even more. For many of us that’s just fine. It’s the norm, actually.

But what do the existence of all these churches say about us?  What does the existence of our plethora of church buildings communicate to the outside world? Does it communicate that we are divided?

Afraid so.

This series is meant to explore how divided the church really is (or at least appears to be).  Jesus told his disciples that the world would know we are his disciples because of our love for each other.  Jesus was saying to them that the way they treat each other, disciple-to disciple, would show the world they were Christians.  Can the world tell we are Christians by how our churches love other?

Afraid not.

So what stands in the way of a unified church front? Why can’t God’s church seem to get on the same page and show the world a picture of God’s family the way he intends?  That’s what this series will discuss. There are many reasons Christians appear divided, but we’ll explore four of them: Competition, Finances, Race Relations, and Doctrinal Differences.  I hope you read along and contribute to exposing (and offering some possible solutions) to one of the most ignored issues in this age.

The Church is divided, and that needs to change!

[This is part of the Unity: John Thirteen Thirty Five Series]

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Noooo, Simba and Nala! Don't fight!


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Antwuan Malone is a Ministry Director at ELEVATE Young Adult Ministry ( where empowers young adults toward Christian leadership. He is passionate about seeing young adults take their place in church history by drawing near enough to God to hear his call on their life, and courageously living in obedience to that call.