Then I heard every creature in heaven, on the earth, under the earth, and in the sea, and everything that is in them, saying,
“To the One on the throne and the lamb
Be blessing and honor and glory
And power forever and ever!”
Throughout the New Testament, we see that our unity comes through our agreement on the absolute greatness and awesomeness of Jesus Christ.
Christian unity is rooted in Christ.
It doesn’t come from having so much in common, or trying really hard to get along because we’re supposed to, but by our common bond in knowing and accepting who Christ is and what he has done.
Though we have many denominations, cultures, emphases, we should definitely be agreed upon the worthiness and work of Christ.
I have been to different kinds of churches, different denominations, but wherever Christ is magnified as Master, as Lamb who was slain for us, I feel right at home, and unified with all those praising him, no matter how different we might be.
I was at a Presbyterian church last Sunday seeing my Christian friends from Ukraine (it’s not the Ukraine by the way), Andrey and Oksana. We have a deep bond in Christ from many miles away because we agree on who he is and what he has done for us. I felt strengthened as we praised God together and shared what he is doing across planet earth.
I have Christian friends with whom we don’t see eye to eye on politics or eschatology (end times), but we agree on Jesus Christ as Lord of the universe and sacrificial Lamb, therefore all is good, truly.
If we cannot get excited in praising God together, and reveling in all he has done for us, then Christian unity will be an impossibility.