Solidarity Marches are held across the world, these gatherings are held to unify mankind in support of good or evil. Basically, most of these groups are working to obtain followers who will support their cause. The solidarity I am concerned about is my stand with Jesus, my stand with The Word of God, my stand with the Holy God who changes not. The solidarity I am concerned about is the unity of the body of Christ, a unity that Jesus said would be a witness to the world that God did indeed send Jesus as the Savior of the world.
John 17:20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
John 17:21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
John 17:22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
John 17:23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
If unity in the body of Christ is a witness to the world that Jesus is the Savior of the world, then you tell me, what does division in the body of Christ say to the world? Division in the body of Christ preaches the message to the world that Jesus is not the Savior of the world!
On one hand we preach the Gospel which is the Good News, on the other we preach another gospel that is clearly seen by the world as a gospel that separates the followers of Jesus. Are our Denominations making followers of Christ, or are they making followers of their Denomination? I not only ask this question of the Denominations, but also of the Non-Denominational Churches, you separate yourselves from those who separate themselves, do you not see the irony in this?
Over the decades I have been told by both Denominational and Non-Denominational Pastors that their division does not matter at all, all that matters is an agreement on the foundational truths of Salvation. I agree in part, the part I agree with is this; to preach Christ Crucified and Raised from the Dead is the very foundation of our Salvation, in this I do rejoice, Christ is preached.
What I will never agree with is the statement that divisions in the body do not matter! To believe divisions in the body can go on without suffering from the fruit of these divisions is blindness. Paul clearly taught that these divisions in the body are the result of the carnal mind, and as such will eventually produce death.
The evidence of what division has produced is all around us. Never before has this saying of Jesus been truer than in this present generation; Luke 16:8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, forasmuch as he had done wisely: for the children of this world are wiser in their generation than the children of light. “Divide and Conquer”, has been used from the creation of man to destroy an opponent, yet we are blind to this fact when we choose to divide the body of Christ