Why is unity so important to the essence of the church?


John 17:20 - 24

ESV - 20 I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word. 21 That they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.

Clarify Share Report Asked December 06 2021 Mini ROSABELLE NITOR

Community answers are sorted based on votes. The higher the vote, the further up an answer is.

Mini Shirley H Wife, mother, veteran in the spiritual war we all face!
In a word, sanctification. It means being set apart. To be distinct from what is common.

1 Corinthians 1:30: "But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became wisdom from God - and righteousness and sanctification and redemption."

Jesus not only prayed for those that God gave Him (verse 9) But for all future believers, for their unity.

He prayed that all may be one, united, which indicates that Jesus was praying for the unity that takes place through the sanctification of believers. Jesus commanded this is John 13:34,35. Followers had to love each other so that the world may believe in the reality of Jesus love. The loving reality of believers is the greatest witness to Jesus Christ.

This witness should bring more into the love God offers.

December 07 2021 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Add your Answer

All answers are REVIEWED and MODERATED.
Please ensure your answer MEETS all our guidelines.

What makes a good answer? ▼

A good answer provides new insight and perspective. Here are guidelines to help facilitate a meaningful learning experience for everyone.

  1. Adhere to the eBible Statement of Faith.
  2. Your answer should be complete and stand-alone.
  3. Include supporting arguments, and scripture references if possible. Seek to answer the "why".
  4. Adhere to a proper tone and spirit of love and understanding.
  5. For more info see The Complete Guide to eBible
  1. 4000 characters remaining