The coming unity of the saints.
Posted by appolus on March 31, 2014
‘ And He gave some. apostles:and some;prophets;and some evangelists; and some pastors and some teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the Body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ“( eph 4:11-13) The Church may proclaim an imminent rapture as much as they will, and teach that any moment that the saints will be snatched away from earth to escape the gathering clouds of Tribulation. But this is not the teaching of God’s Word. True, we must always be waiting and watching for His appearing but this is not the ” Appearing,” of modern evangelical theology. The glorious Appearing must first of all manifest in the saints.” (George Warnock)
There is a unity of the faith coming and it will be a witness to the world. Why? Because God’s word has proclaimed it. God is raising up, even now, His ministers for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the Body of Christ. And to what purpose? The unity of the faith where they will stand as one ” man.” This present day fractured divided Christendom stands as a witness against ” ministers,” who have been working towards their own ends, building their own kingdoms, striving to bring glory to their own ministries.For countless centuries men have been satisfied with multiple divisions and their own position within the ranks.The proof? Present day Christendom. Far from being a witness to the world, it has been a cause for mocking……….bro Frank