Can we agree?
Amos 3:3 (NIV)
Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?
This is a pleasant little verse which nested among a lot of sobering prophecy about how God will punish the sins of Israel. Such a little verse begs to be lifted out of the context but I think it stands as a truth all on its very own.
Why do we have so many denominations? Christianity is divided by the most petty little things. But, if we are going to worship together, witness together, minister together, we need to have something which we can agree on. The modern day phrase started by Rodney King "Can't we all just get along?" strikes at our differences.
Christianity is much criticized for it's infighting and denominationalism, and rightfully so. But there are some things about which if we can't agree on, then we'll just have to be separated. Things like believing the Bible to be the literal inspired word of God which is infallible in its message. Things like believing baptism is not a requirement for salvation. Things like the deity of Christ. Other things like predestination and election, I believe we can differ on yet still worship, minister and witness together.
Well, I'd like to walk with you but we need to be heading the same direction. I'm already tagging along with a whole bunch of folks that I agree with. Come join us.
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