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During my time at seminary, I grew to love the historic creedal confessions of the faith.  One of the creeds that I wholeheartedly affirm is the Nicene Creed.  If you look at it, the Creed unpacks the Trinitarian nature of God quite explicitly.  There’s God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.  Three distinct persons and one God at the same time [insert mind explosion].

While there is unity in diversity within the Trinity, the Church can mirror this Trinitarian reality in our cooperative diversity.  There can be profound beauty within the broad spectrum of the faith.

But what unites Christians must always be lifted up higher than the things that might individually distinguish us.  The good news of Jesus the risen Messiah is so much bigger than the squabbles between Roman Catholic, Protestant, Pentecostal, and Orthodox Christians.

So where is a uniting element of the true Church?  Perhaps it’s wherever people can be forgiven of their sins and united to God through Jesus.

Pray for unity within the Church

 
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