Unity in The Body.

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! -Psalm 133:1

I think that one of the things that Satan loves to do the most is to separate the body of Christ wherever and whenever he can. If we are busy fighting among ourselves, we are least effective in advancing His kingdom. It is all to easy to accuse someone of being a heretic because we do not happen to agree with something they say or teach, or perhaps because of a random comment that was made and may have been taken out of context.

By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. -John 13:35

Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another. -Romans 14:19

I tend to agree with one of my [recently discovered] favorite Bible teachers, David Guzik, who says that heresy is best defined as teaching that will lead people embracing it to hell. David Guzik is a Calvary Chapel guy who is involved with Enduring Word Ministries and has a wonderful & immense Bible commentary that is available freely online. He has devoted untold hours to the study of God’s Word and his effort has definitely paid off. (He is a good example of what I am writing about: He is a Calvary Chapel guy who embraces the doctrines most usually embraced by people in that movement. I don’t have to agree with everything he teaches to appreciate the bulk of his work and service to the family of God). I have yet to read the work of anyone (outside of the Bible) with whom I agree 100%. What matters is where we stand on the essentials.

I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me. -John 17:23 (NLT)

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