We are all one body, we have the same Spirit, and we have all been called to the same glorious future.
– Ephesians 4:4 (NLT)
Paul later states in the following verses that there is only one Lord, faith, baptism and God and Father. That’s simple. That’s it.
We are not called to become a divided body of Christ. We are to live as a unified body of Christ. That was what Chuck Colson was speaking of in his book The Body. Rick Warren said so when he stated in The Purpose Driven Church: “It takes all kinds of churches to reach all kinds of people.”
We are one body. We are to exist together as a single, united force of faith. We are to go forward in faith together in His name.
Let’s stop getting trivial with traditions. Let’s keep others from guarding the gates and doorways, keeping people away from the house of faith and playing God. Let’s be mindful of what we have allowed to divide us and work on building bridges back to the unity.