We Begin Again
Today, we have dozens of Christian sects, and dozens of sects of those sects. We are not yet ‘one faith, one hope, one baptism’ (Ephesians 4:4-6) because we fail to appreciate the diverse and multi-leveled teachings of Jesus. Our self-glorification and self-imposed blindness restricts us from seeing the true unity in Christianity. We do not need to be uniform in doctrine, but we must be unified in faith.
“So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
– Galatians 3:26-28
We rejoice that a stirring is again occurring in the world of Christianity. An awakening is taking place around the world as modern thinking man shakes off the shackles of spiritual bondage imposed by primitive religious ideology. It is no accident that uprisings are occurring in various parts of the world where controlling and oppressive religions dominate. It is not happenstance that the newly installed Pope of the Roman Catholic Church is making bold efforts to change and reform. It is not mere chance that eyes are being opened to the plain and open teachings of Jesus.
The Spirit of Truth is roving about in the earth causing an agitation. The true Kingdom message is awakening from its slumber. Therefore, we must be reminded of our spiritual mission and hear anew Jesus’ proclamation of liberty:
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.”
– Luke 4:18-19