July 29, 2015
WHY CAN’T CHRISTIANS GET ALONG WITH EACH OTHER?
To be honest, this is a question that at first you might say, well of course we can. We believe in the same God, and we all have Jesus as our Lord and Master, at least this is the case if you are a true believer in Jesus Christ. The problems begin when you start talking about how you go about being saved, who can be saved, and then once you are saved whether or not you can lose your salvation, or even what the word saved really means.
But let’s make it simpler than trying to make all of the various Christian religions get along, because that hasn’t happened in over a thousand years, and it is not likely to happen any time soon. Let’s ask the question of whether or not members of the same church should be able to get along? Now it is even more obvious that we should be able to get along with those who attend the same church that we do, but if you look at the statistics of how many churches split, we would have to say that getting along is not happening the way that it should.
So the question is why? Why can’t members of the same church get along?
The answer is really simple, but hard for people to do. The reason people fail to get along is that they take their eyes off of what God wants them to do, and how God wants them to behave, and they begin to act as the world around them behaves, and they do the things that they think is right.
Paul has given us the basic first steps for members to get along with each other in the first two verses of this chapter, surrender to God, and then let God transform you into the image of Christ. It really is that basic, that simple, but so hard to do. If we are all allowing Christ to show through us, then we will get along with each other.
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