Basis of Unity in
What relation do the
Father and the Son sustain to each other?
I and the Father are
one. John 10:30.
In what does this oneness
By myself I can do
nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment
is just, for I seek not to please myself but him
who sent me. John 5:30. [The Fathers
Note Their oneness,
therefore, consists in the having the same mind,
will, and purpose.
Desire For Unity on Earth
What did Christ pray the
Father in behalf of His disciples?
I have given them
the glory that you gave me, that they
may be as one as we are one. John
17:22. (See also verse 11 and 23.)
Why did Christ desire this
oneness, or unity, to exist among His followers?
That all of them
may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I
am in you. May they also be in us so
that the world may believe that you have sent me.
By what did Christ say all men
should know His disciples?
By this all men
will know that you are my disciples, if
you love one another.
How did Paul show his concern
in this matter?
I appeal to you,
brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that
all of you agree with one another so there may be
no divisions among you and that you may be
perfectly united in mind and thought. 1
What is prominent cause
of division in the early church?
I know that after I
leave, savage wolves will come in among you and
will not spare the flock. Even from your own
number men will arise and distort the truth in
order to draw away disciples after them.
What was already at work
in the church in Pauls day?
For the secret
power of lawlessness is already at work; but
the one who now holds it back will continue to do
so till he is taken out of the way. 2
Before Christ should come,
what did Paul say was to take place?
Dont let anyone
deceive you in any way, for that day will not
come until the rebellion occurs and the man of
lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to
destruction. He will oppose and exalt himself
over everything that is called God or is
worshiped, so that he sets himself up in Gods
temple, proclaiming himself to be God.
Note The huge system
of error now fostered in the papal church is the
result of the falling away here referred to.
Unity Illustrated and
Together, what do
believers in Christ form?
Now you are the
body of Christ, and each one of you is a part
of it. 1 Corinthians 12:27.
Being members of Christs
body, of what else do we become members?
So in Christ we who
are many form one body, and each member
belongs to all the others. Romans 12:5.
What should they endeavor to
As a prisoner for
the Lord, I urge you to live a life worthy of the
calling you have received. Be completely humble
and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another
in love. Make every effort to keep the unity
of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
What solemn message, just
before the Lords coming, will unite Gods
people in bonds of faith and love?
He said in a loud
voice, Fear God and give him glory, because
the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him
who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the
springs of water. A second angel followed
and said, Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the
Great, which made the nations drink the maddening
wine of her adulteries. A third angel
followed them and said in a loud voice: if anyone
worships the beast and his image and receive his
mark on the forehead or on the hand, he too, will
drink of the wine of Gods fury, which has
been poured full strength into the cup of his
wrath. He will be tormented with burning sulfur
in the presence of the holy angels and of the
Lamb. Revelation 14:7-10. (See also
How are those who receive this
This calls for patient
endurance on the part of the saints who obey
Gods commandments and remain faithful to
Jesus. Revelation 14:12.
When the Lord comes, what will
be the united cry of Gods people?
In that day they
will say, Surely this is our God; we
trusted in him, and he saved us, This is the
Lord, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be
glad in his salvation.
l top l