SPEAK THE SAME THING
1Co 1:10 Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
The many groups, which now exist, that came from the Worldwide Church of God; do not speak the same thing. Many members have put their own slant on doctrine, and taken a group with them, who are likeminded. This is simply Sabbath keeping Protestantism. None of these groups will be corrected by the bible. They all profess to want unity: but that unity has to be on their terms. The bible is not the underlying factor in their reasoning.
As a result: we have hundreds of divided groups of ex members, who claim to be Godís church. The above scripture is ignored.
Being wrong and making mistakes; is a big part of our Christian life: but God wants us to admit it, when we see from the bible, that we were in error, and change to agree with the bible. This is the only way that Godís people will grow in unity, and knowledge.
Only God can teach us His truth.
Psa 86:11 Teach me Your way, O LORD; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name.
Eph 4:13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;
Eph 4:14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting,
Godís church will have made itself ready. Godís church will be united in love and doctrine.
Rev 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready."
We must all come to the knowledge of the truth.
1Ti 2:4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Godís people know that they must live in this sinning world. We must try to live in peace with all people. This is vitally important to God.
Heb 12:14 Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord:
This is not always possible, but we must do our part.
Rom 12:18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.
We must try to get on with people of the world, but we must avoid those in the church, who cause division.
Rom 16:17 Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them.
There is a terrible penalty for knowingly teaching an incorrect gospel. It is of vital importance, that pastors of Godís church preach the gospel that the apostles taught.
Gal 1:8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.
God requires us to prove, from the bible, that we are not accepting a false gospel.
1Th 5:21 Test all things; hold fast what is good.
We are warned against adding to or taking from the word of God.
Rev 22:18 For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book;
Rev 22:19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
It is absolutely necessary that we be corrected by the bible. Only God can teach Godly knowledge; but He can only teach if we believe Him and change from our incorrect belief, as we see from the bible, where we were wrong.
Godís church will be united in the truth of God. They will not and can not be united in lack of knowledge.
Rom 10:2 For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.
Rom 10:3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God.
Godís church will be united in truth, and only Godís called out ones will hear and understand the truth as God reveals it to them in the last days.
Joh 10:3 To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
Joh 10:4 And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.
Joh 10:5 Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers."
Jesus Christ will build His church on the knowledge that He is the son of God from the beginning.
The church will have the knowledge of the truth, which will eventually fill the whole world.
The church that Jesus Christ builds will be made up of members who all speak the same thing.