Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Charles Spurgeon on UNITY

To remain divided is sinful! Did not our Lord pray, that they may be one, even as we are one”? (John 17:22). A chorus of ecumenical voices keep harping the unity tune. What they are saying is, “Christians of all doctrinal shades and beliefs must come together in one visible organization, regardless… Unite, unite!” Such teaching is false, reckless and dangerous. Truth alone must determine our alignments. Truth comes before unity. Unity without truth is hazardous. Our Lord’s prayer in John 17 must be read in its full context. Look at verse 17: “Sanctify them through thy truth; thy word is truth.” Only those sanctified through the Word can be one in Christ. To teach otherwise is to betray the Gospel.”
Charles H. Spurgeon

“It is our solemn conviction that where there can be no real spiritual communion there should be no pretence of fellowship. Fellowship with known and vital error is participation in sin.”
Charles Spurgeon


Ron Livesay said...

So true. Truth must be the basis for unity, or the unity is not really unity at all, no matter how many times we sing "Kum Ba Yah."

covnitkepr1 said...

Couldn't have said it better myself. I agree 100%