Is Christ Divided? Jesus Christ said in Matthew 12:25 that “Every Kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand”. It is quite obvious that Christ is not divided so why should we the followers be divided. All Churches and every Christian should be working together in love and harmony because we are members of the same family.
The bible says “For as we have many members in one body, all members have not the same office. So we being many, are one body in Christ and every one members of another,” Romans 12:4-5. We should be singing from the same hymn sheet and stop fighting one another as we are all one body in Christ.
We ought to realise that we are all children of the same parents. It is only our characteristics that make us different. Every Church is unique, since it has specific doctrines and tenets that the members abide with. For instance, in Catholic Church the use of candles and incense are common practices. The Pentecostal Church have their own specific mode of service which is often based on classroom/lecturing style of worship and no specific restrictions placed on dress code.
The Deeper Life on the other hand will not permit their members to wear any form of jewellery. Celestial Church of Christ (C.C.C) is very strict on dress code as confirmed members have to wear white garment (Sultana) to Church and the women are not allowed in the Church when they are having their period. The C.C.C is very powerful spiritually but not so popular amongst other contemporary Churches. I must remind you all again that we are all members of the body. We must respect each other’s belief.
However, we are all members of the same body of Christ so therefore we must stop fighting each other. It is wrong for any Christian denomination to condemn another because it will seem as if we are divided but we must remember that Christ is not divided. We all have a common goal and that is to make heaven, so our efforts should be channeled towards winning souls for the Kingdom of God. Since our common enemy is the Satan, then we should combine our efforts and aim our arrows in his direction and not towards each other.
Christians should stop criticizing one another even if we do not fully appreciate or understand the tenets of others Churches. As we are all members of Christ family we must not be judging one another but instead we should be working and supporting each other. “Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsel of the heart and then shall every man have praise of God (1 Corinthians 4:5)”.
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