This post is a part of the Rally to Restore Unity hosted on Rachel Held Evans’ blog.
NOTE: I largely wrote this post last night, prior to learning about the Bin Laden death. Thus, I make no mention of it. I’ll just say here, no matter your perspective on it, that I hope we could consider this apposite RTRU sign. (Courtesy of @WritingJoy).
If you knew me back in my high school and (especially) college days, you would probably know that the concept of Christian unity was always a passion of mine. I always felt like the church’s fragmentation and Christians’ general distrust towards each other was a tragedy, and that God has called the church to live and act as one… and that by remaining fragmented, the church’s message to the world would continue to be tarnished.
Of course, I should clarify that by “concept” of Christian unity…I meant: “If only all churches would just believe the same things THAT I DO, and care about the things I CARE ABOUT, then we would be able to truly be one again.”
Of course, I didn’t think about it that way at the time… back then, I would’ve said it this way:
“If only all churches believed what the Bible says…. then we would be truly one.”
So simple! Why hadn’t anyone else thought of this before???