The Basis for Religious Unity

If we all speak the same thing, then we will dwell together in unity. But where are we going to get all this "same thing" to speak? There is your problem.

We can not find any unity among the creed books of today's religious organizations, for there is not a creed book among all those written by men that is acceptable as a basis for unity. We know that one denomination will not accept the manuals or disciplines of other denominations as authority for their religious practices.

There is one book, however, that records God's Word, which is recognized by all as rightly constituted authority. All religious groups will agree that it is right and can not be wrong. That book is the Bible.

Let us teach what the Bible says, no more and no less, and we will all speak the same thing, according to that exhortation in 1 Cor. 1:10: "Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment."

If religious people would but speak where the Bible speaks and remain silent where it is silent, there would be no divisions among them. There would be unity.

- by W. A. Moody

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