Divisions In The Body Of Christ

10 I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree together, so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be united in mind and conviction. 11 My brothers, some from Chloe’s household have informed me that there are quarrels among you. 12 What I mean is this: Individuals among you are saying, “I follow Paul,” “I follow Apollos,” “I follow Cephas,” or “I follow Christ.”

1 Corinthians 1:10-12 BSB

The type of division that Paul was against was the one that causes Christians to separate themselves from the rest of the believers as if they were different Christians. All Christians have the same Holy Spirit. We are all one in Christ. Do you call yourself a Calvinist, a reformed Christian, a Baptist, etc.? Do you look at other Christians who are not in your group as if they were different from you?

If you, being a Christian, call yourself by a title other than a follower of Jesus Christ, then you are worldly.

1 Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual, but as worldly—as infants in Christ. 2 I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for solid food. In fact, you are still not ready, 3 for you are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and dissension among you, are you not worldly? Are you not walking in the way of man?

1 Corinthians 3:1-3 BSB

Christians are supposed to be united since we all have the same Spirit living inside if indeed we have been born again, through faith in Christ.

Let us not promote someone else’s theology but the one you get from your own Bible study. You might even come to see that it will agree with some theologians, but that’s because both have received it by the Holy Spirit. How do you know if you are truly hearing from the Lord? When you study the Scriptures and come out with the same understanding as most Christians.

If you never read the Scriptures, as to hear from the Lord, then why read? It’s okay to learn from others, but they cannot take the place of the Spirit of God. And, don’t exclude other Christians because they don’t adhere to your favorite theologian.

6 thoughts on “Divisions In The Body Of Christ

  1. This an amazing post SpaniardVIII. I do have a question about when you said this:

    “All Christians have the same Holy Spirit. We are all one in Christ. Do you call yourself a Calvinist, a reformed Christian, a Baptist, etc.?”

    What about those groups that claim themselves to be Christian but don’t adhere to the understanding of Scripture, specifically about Christ.

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  2. Hey, Joshua, great question.

    When a group who professes to be Christian rejects any salvific doctrine or teaching of the Scriptures—without it, you cannot be saved—it reveals that these people are not believers.

    Jesus told some new converts this, “So He said to the Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, you are truly My disciples.” -John 8:31 BSB

    What makes us different from a false Christian is that we follow the whole Bible. A false one will reject some teachings. John warned us about this type of Christian in 2 John 1:9-10, which says…

    “9 Anyone who runs ahead without remaining in the teaching of Christ does not have God. Whoever remains in His teaching has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to you but does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your home or even greet him.”

    We are better Christians when we are well equipped with the knowledge of God’s Word. And not only for us, but to help others from being deceived.

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  3. Excellent post brother! I believe in separatism from the world but not amongst believers. I have seen it practiced by some, even within families which is very sad indeed.

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  4. Thanks for your comment, Alan. Now, you have wokeism which is dividing churches. We are seeing division and apostasy as churches are accepting the LGBTQ people into their assembly. The gay people are not there for repentance, but for acceptance.

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  5. Nice post. When people ask me my religion I say Christian. If asked I might add that I go to a “x” type of church, but never that I’m “x” type of Christian. I went to a denomination named after a person when I was young and it sorta bothered me, especially after I understood 1 Cor 1:12.

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  6. Thanks for your comment, Half a soul. I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and read it. You seem like a well read believer. We are living in a time that demands us to be in the Word daily.

    I just found out that David Platt, a well known pastor, has gone woke.

    Many Christians are apostatizing.

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