By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one for another.
The Posts in this Series:
- Better Together – Turning Me to We
- In God We Trust, Kind of – How Money Divides God’s People
- Sanctified Segregation: ‘Separate But Equal’ on Sunday Mornings… Still?!
- A Divided House… : Denominations Equal Division
Can’t We All Just Get Along?
Here’s a question.
How many churches do you pass on the way to the church you go to?
How many churches are within a mile of your neighborhood?
If you’re like most people in America, the answer is “Several.” Because, in America, there’s 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?
This series is meant to explore how divided the church really is (are at least appears to be). Jesus told his disciples (then and now) 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 interact with each other? Can churches be identified by how we “love each other”?
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 the correct picture of God’s family? 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!