There is nothing evil hates more than when we come together in force against it. Unfortunately, we have spent too much time allowing differences and world views to dissolve Christ’s kingdom into different factions working against each other instead of together. We don’t have to agree on everything, except that Jesus Christ is King. If we all bow to the same King, we should come together to defend the kingdom and expand it together. This very concept is the cornerstone of our ministry.
So, why did I find it essential to write a blog about this? There are some in Christian leadership and in general who won’t see that we are meant to function as one great kingdom of believers.
Notice I chose the word won’t instead of the word can’t.
I have heard stories from others that share our vision of Pastors saying they believe it to be impossible to work with other Pastors outside of their own churches. I find this very disturbing. I refuse to believe that we can not come together, putting our superficial differences aside for the common cause of Jesus Christ.
If someone in hunger comes to you in need, should it matter if they are Catholic, Methodist, or any other denominational label? As a Christian or Christian leader, are you going to turn them away if they don’t share that label? I indeed pray that this would not matter. Even the Samaritan Woman in John Chapter 4 gave Jesus a drink at the well. If this difference could be put aside over a cup of water, then why can’t we put the difference aside to bring the entire well of Christ’s love to everyone as a united kingdom. Some of us may carry steel swords, some bronze, and even some fashioned from wood. Some may not carry swords at all, but together we can put on the collective armor of God and stand tall in his glory and show the world the true King of Kings.