EDIFICATION BY UNIFICATION-
By Robert E. Hanna
The fruits of unity are many and varied, and all are profitable. (We speak of unity under the law of righteousness; even the devil and his legions can be unified!) One of the great is that of mutual enlightenment. When the minds of the saints are in synchronization, the truths of God are magnified; and He is glorified. Our apostle gives us many ground rules for the sharing of the faith. "Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord" (Colossians 3:16).
Most notable in the epistles of Paul (and much to the chagrin of legalists and religionists) is the lack of any instruction whatsoever in liturgical and/or ecclesiastical, ritualistic exhibitions. His exhortations to the Church, the Body of Christ, are in the light of praising and exalting Jesus Christ by way of expression from the heart, without benefit of equipment or paraphernalia. Fellow shipping in love, sharing burdens, preaching, teaching, evangelizing-these are the Apostle's desire for the members of the Body to recognize as their saintly responsibilities.
How simple are the principles of unity in the Spirit! Note that we did not say easy-but simple. We are not told that a life pleasing to God will be other than difficult, but we are given clear and unmistakable instructions. "Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance" (Colossians 3:23-24).
How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
ead Acts 16L31 Romans 1:16, and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4
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