Tag Archives: Division

“Diligently Preserve” the Unity of the Spirit

Our unity is not doctrinal. Our unity is spiritual (Eph. 4:3). We are not commanded to diligently preserve the unity of the faith, but to “diligently preserve” the unity of the Spirit. Do you have a doctrinal controversy with someone … Continue reading

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How the Church Was One: The Only True Source of Unity

The early churches were united as God’s family. Jesus was Lord and the Father was, well, the Father of the family. The one thing to do in that family was to love and obey the Father through the Lordship of … Continue reading

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The Unity of the Spirit

I was in a discussion on Facebook concerning the nature of the church. I am holding this discussion with a couple of Orthodox church members. One of them provided a bunch of quotes on the church from the “church fathers.” … Continue reading

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Teachings That Should Not Be Lost: The Bible

This post is going to sound like it is attacking the Bible. I’m hoping that my continual reference to the Bible throughout this post will make it clear that I am not attacking the Bible. Please, every time you get … Continue reading

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Mark 13: The End of the World, Part 3

Okay, just one more thing I want to cover: In those days there will be oppression, such as there has not been the like from the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and never will be. Unless … Continue reading

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Through the Bible in a Year: Matthew 1 to 7

I wrote an introduction to this week’s readings. It gives the day by day readings and a way to deal with the extra length of this week’s commentary. It also has a prayer request! In today’s case, you will find … Continue reading

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Division and Heresy

In the last post I discussed baptism in Jesus’ name. I mentioned that those who deny the Trinity are the ones who normally bring this up. Their belief is that God is only one person. To them, Jesus is the … Continue reading

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Why Are We Together?

I’ve been surprised to find out how much we don’t understand the answer to this question. We are together because the church is the light of the world. That’s an overly simplified statement, of course, and there’s a lot of … Continue reading

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