For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. 13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free: and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. 14 For the body is not one member, but many.1 Corithians 12: 12-14
There is an ever-increasing threat to religious liberty in our beloved United States of America. My termination from the City of Atlanta as Fire Chief for writing a book for Christian men is just one of a growing list where a government entity and special interest groups have worked together to impose adverse actions on another American for publicly standing on biblical truths that are not consistent with popular culture, moral relativism and social pluralism. Being openly Christian is one of the greatest threats to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in the marketplace today.
As such, there is a significant need for the Body of Christ to rise to unprecedented levels of unity and solidarity on matters of religious liberty, the sanctity of life, family and marriage. The current state of division within the Body of Christ by denomination, race, and political party has established a culture of sedition within the Body of Christ which has allowed our collective voice to be diluted through fragmentation or silenced through passivity and fear.
As Christians, we embrace The Great Commission to spread the gospel all over the world, however, there is no one congregation, convention, denomination or fellowship no matter how large or influential that has the resources to accomplish it alone. We are in a battle for the souls of humankind. Our enemy is Satan, not my brother and sister in Christ. While we are debating over doctrine and interpretation of Scripture, people are dying without Christ. While we are arguing over politics and race men are not walking in their purpose, families are being torn apart, babies are being murdered, and religious freedoms are being stripped right before our eyes. In our generation, we need one another like we have never needed one another before. If these trends continue, our grandchildren and great grandchildren may suffer punishment for spreading the gospel in America.
Moreover, we know that God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all we may ask or think, but somehow we have not grasped the part that says, “according to the power that works in us.” We believe “the promises of God in Him are yes, and in Him, Amen”, but somehow we have not embraced the part which says, “Unto the glory of God by us.” “Greater works than these” cannot be accomplished through a dismembered Body!
We all want to see the lost come to Christ. We all want to see the backslidden restored. We all want to see men walking in the fullness of their purpose and families thriving in our churches and communities. We all want to see the sanctity of life honored, and we want to live in an America where we can live out our faith without adverse consequences from the government on our churches, businesses and careers. There is one hope for all the challenges we face as a nation—a unified Body of Christ using our collective spiritual and physical resources to redeem the lost and to restore righteousness in our nation. It’s time for us to do something!
Objectives of Unity of the Body of Christ
- Accelerate the global spread of the gospel through combined resources of a Unified Body
- Speak with one voice for religious liberty, family, marriage, and life as a Unified Body
- Show the world the love of Christ through a Unified Body
- Glorify God by loving one another across denomination, race, politics, ethnicity, and geography as a Unified Body
You are living a brand new kind of life that is continually learning more and more [to be] like Christ who created this new life within you. In this new life, one’s nationality or race or education or social position is unimportant; such things mean nothing. Whether a person has Christ is what matters, and he is equally available to all. Most of all, let love guide your life, for then the whole church will stay together in perfect harmony. Let the peace of heart which comes from Christ be always present in your hearts and lives, for this is your responsibility and privilege as members of His Body. And always be thankful. Colossians 3: 10-11, 14-15
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