Unity seems to be 'godly,' while division is 'ungodly.' However, unity and division are not as black and white as we typically think of them.
All of us have anti-Christ tendencies in us, and must work vigorously to root out the anti-Christ elements within ourselves and to become like Christ.
Paul, using the body analogy in I Corinthians, focuses on the need for unity and inter-relatedness by concentrating upon sound doctrine.
Satan champions self-opinion and mob behavior. God's church has never been immune to division because each member has only part of the truth.
Richard Ritenbaugh, citing the African Proverb, 'It takes a village' asserts that this principle more aptly applies to the church, specifically designed to serve as a support for those in need. In this era of 'going it alone' or 'cocooning,' we as a people like to be self-sufficient without any support from others. Consequently …
A true, godly minister does not draw people to himself, but instead to God. Not placing Christ at the forefront will lead to carnal-mindedness.
God has a two-phased project, first a separation process, followed by a unification process, in which all will be gathered and unified into Christ.
In our quest for unity, we can never compromise with the truth. True love between brethren is impossible without an equal pr greater love for the truth.
Submitting is repugnant to the carnal mind. The church is no place for uncompromising people who demand their own way.
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It's easy for worldly ideas to creep into the church. We must be on guard against any 'itch' we have that could lead us or others astray.