Unity in Christ: Where Is Our Unity?


I am saddened daily, yes, saddened due to the division displayed in the streams of our modern communication (mainly social media), by many Christians.

True, I don’t have to read the Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and so on posts, but for me, as a lot of us are, I’m curious to know what my friends are thinking. Does that make me love them less or more, no, but it does help me know how I should approach them in conversation also if they should need help or counseling, I can relate in a fashion that will help, not push them away.

Being raised in a household where church was a very important part of our family, we were expected to be there every week, no questions asked. Going to church didn’t seem to bother me as a kid, I always felt close to God, was moved by and loved the services. I never saw God as wanting us to take sides, only that we should seek Unity through Him. This has been my lifelong journey, to help bring all of God’s people together as one, once I truly found Christ in 1972 through the help of some wonderful friends.

Unity always being my main message, Unity in Christ, that does not mean we all have to look a certain way, act a certain way or think a certain way, but Unity in Christ does mean we should love one another. Love is being destroyed by division, this is where we seem to be having a real battle, the battle is among ourselves. (Matthew 22:36-40)

By no means am I perfect, but when I post anything on social media, I try to stay positive, I want to edify instead of destroy. It is so easy to say how much we love Jesus in a post or when we click like to someone else saying (click like if you love The Lord), we just showed how great a Christian we are. Ten minutes later we are sharing a story of how some White group destroyed this and we want justice, some Asian folks blew-up a building and they need to fry or that Black organization hates you and me so let’s kill all of them. A lot of these stories are just that, stories made-up to inflame or to create more division. There are also so many versions of a Real Story, written to influence one way or the other, depending on whoever wants to push a certain agenda, it is sometimes best just to let them be and not spread any more hate. What is there to gain by pitting one side against another?

When I first started this post, I said that I am saddened, and I truly am. I see Christian friends who I have known for years, and feel very close to, post or share information that if they had taken just a short period of time to research, they would know it to be false. Sometimes I wonder if they really care whether it is true or not, but I don’t want to judge, that would be wrong on my part. I choose to think maybe they just don’t have all of the facts.

Having more than one friend delete my info, showing them why their post was not true, saddens me the most. I can understand wanting to stress a point, but let’s try to be truthful, after all, (WWJD)? (Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 1 Corinthians 13:6 NIV). I have learned mainly just to let it be, don’t say anything about their post, no need to get my blood pressure up.

Christians really should set a positive tone, a tone that tells the world, I’m not falling into that trap, I’m not falling into the pattern of you said something I didn’t like so I have to make you pay by showing you how I know it is, and you are wrong! God is always in control, and if we truly know and believe this, let Him handle it. I see and hear this every day(God is in control), hey folks, we need to start walking the walk and not just giving lip service. We need prayer now and to act righteously according to God’s will.

This life is a continuous process for all of us, and we as Christians have a wonderful opportunity in our current world to share Unconditional Love, and take great strides forward preaching and teaching the word of God. We have a perfect vessel of communication, a great gift, and God’s Word will be edified greatly if we choose to use that vessel for good instead of evil. (1 John 4:8 NIV)

There is Unity in God’s Love, division will only create more hate.

You can visit my posts daily on Facebook, check-in for a quick positive word, and a verse or two from The Bible.  ( Rev. M Silas Boyd- Facebook )

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