Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; – Jesus (Matthew 12:25)
Does this apply to Jesus’ bride, the church? The church has been divided against itself since before the New Testament letters were written. Don’t believe me, read the letters!
Followers of Jesus are definitely not perfect people. We struggle on a daily basis to follow him, to keep our eyes set on his glory. At the same time, we do so much to divide his kingdom. There are literally thousands of denominations and Christian sects in America. Why? How important are our individual beliefs? Why do we cut ourselves off from other well-meaning followers of Jesus who believe differently? Is not the log in our eye greater than the speck in our brother’s? How much good could we do, if we set aside our differences and embraces the most important thing we had in common?
These questions are some that I struggle with.