I've been thinking a lot about the disunity among Christians world wide, and even the division found from one street to another. In almost every facet of worldly living people find it within themselves to group together in a common cause. Yet among Christians it is far too common for us to disagree and denounce one-another as not truly being a Christian, or lost, or "going to hell". Why is that? Perhaps one could argue that this truly is the case. And maybe it is; but I think not. Who is the final arbiter of judgement? Is it not God Himself?
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
In other words, seek God in faith and truth. This is a directive for us as individuals, not for us to judge others. We can all unify in our faith in the Lord and for the cause of Christ. There may be false teachings, and those should be addressed. There may be bad Christians, but that does not mean that they are not Christians. Consider a poor manager of a company who's employees and coworkers detest. The employees and coworkers may think this poor manager acts in ways contrary to the company's policies, but they are in no position to denounce him or his authority. That role belongs to a higher authority in the company. Regardless of how other employees feel, all they can acknowledge is that he is a bad manager, but they can work together to help this manager improve and overcome his deficiencies. This is how we, as Christians, should work among each-other. We can, and should, build each-another up and sharpen our knowledge and spiritual awareness. But there is no cause for us to denounce each-other unless there is no faith in Christ.
Let us strive to be of one mind, being patient and loving toward each-other.
I hope this finds everyone well and of good cheer. God bless each and every one of you.