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ONE IN CHRIST MEANS NO DIVISION

A house divided cannot stand. This was Christ’s answer to those who accused Him of casting out demons because He was a servant of Satan. The same can be said of Christ’s Church. Division within the body of Christ will only lead to the power of darkness attacking us from within. “10 Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.” 1 Corinthians 1:10 (NKJV) “49 Then John answered and said, ‘Master, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name, and we forbade him because he does not follow us.’ 50 But Jesus said to him, ‘Do not forbid him, for he who is not against us is for us.’ ” Luke 9: 49- 50 (NKJV) Does this mean that rules and regulations made by man will in anyway ‘get you to heaven? Of course not! Does that mean that those who are ‘members’ of those groups or ‘congregations’ believe in Christ any less. No it does not. There may be a difference in opinions concerning the reasons for some man-made rules, or ceremonies, etc. But that does not mean that those who believe in God’s Word, believe that Christ is the Son of God and that they are saved by His blood shed for the remission of our sins, are any less children of God than we believe we are. It also does not mean that we condone those who take the Word of God and twist it to mean something it does not, nor those who pervert the teachings of Christ for their own importance or worldly concerns, or members of the Body of Christ. They are division which Satan attempts to use for his own purposes. They may feel they are ‘the elect’ of God, but they have been deceived and do nothing but cause conflict and dissention within the body! We must all stand on the whole Word of God. We must stand on the gospel of Christ and His message to the world. He is the only true way to God and His forgiveness, grace and mercy. UNITED WE STAND – WE STAND ON THE WORD OF GOD!

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