One Lord and One Faith
Ephesians 4:4-6 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
For the last year or so I’ve noticed a split or tearing away in the body of Christ. No doubt it has always been there, but now it is more noticeable. When the church is divided, we send out mixed messages. One church/division says one thing is acceptable while another church /division tells us it is not.
God has not called us to be split. He sent His Word.
The infallible, unchanging Word of God. It is our guide. It is our rule book. It is how we are supposed to live our lives.
So why the division?
I think we’ve gotten so caught up on the grace that we have forgotten that the wages of sin is death. (Romans 6:23) The consequences of sin haven’t changed. It’s still going to be death, in one form or another.
Yea we can repent of sin, but that then brings me to do we continue in sin just because we can repent? Do we continue on the treacherous path of willfully sinning just because we can ask for forgiveness? Do we continue to wallow in our own faults and messiness because we know God will hear us?
I submit to you Romans 6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
2 God forbid.
God forbid. God forbid. That’s the answer the Word gives us. God forbid.
We have to get back to basics. I don’t know how we thought we deserved promotion when we haven’t mastered the elementary tenets of the faith. We’ve been going along in our own way and becoming our own masters. We’ve left the interpretation of God’s Word to folks who aren’t Christians.
Let’s get it together church. If we are indeed one like the Word says… we need to act like it. We should walk alike, talk alike, and act alike. If the Body of Christ ever get on one accord, we will put the enemy on the run. He will have no more dominion over the earth. But first, we’ve got to repent and turn back to our first love.
Cassandra B. Durham 2017