No Christian would say he is for division in the church. Divisiveness stands condemned (1 Cor. 1:10). Even the newest believer knows that we are given warnings not to tolerate those who would cause division (Rom. 16:17–18; Titus 3:9–11). And any church that has division will certainly not be a healthy, growing church. Conversely, we know that the New Testament reveals a strong emphasis on unity and community in the church. As believers we have a declared unity: The church has one Head: Ephesians 1:22–23. Christ is building one church: Matthew 16:17–18. The church has …
Rev. Carl Robbins is senior minister of Woodruff Road Presbyterian Church in Simpsonville, South Carolina.