Selwyn’s point that, ‘Unity is this: the bonding of one believer to another because of an overriding sense of belonging to the same family – a disposition of oneness that is so deeply ingrained it brings its influence to bear on all thinking, all decisions, and all actions.’ is well made.
It’s my view that the divisions that exist within and between today’s Christian Churches, is one of Satan’s major victories.
How can there be coordination between the various members of the body of Christ if there is division and disagreement. As Paul writes in Ephesians 4:12-16, ‘ … to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
As Selwyn asks: ‘Does that type of unity characterise the relationship in the Church today?’ – what’s your answer?