Once upon a time the Church of God was characterized by a peculiar oneness. By a oneness that was unique in all of the world. Rich people, poor people, citizens, priests, freemen, slaves, women, children, and merchants, they all came together around a new idea; a simple idea that unified them.
Think about it. How did they ever get together? They were so diverse. It wasn’t natural. But to the outside observer, they seemed to not just get along, but thrive. “I want to know about that,” they said. And the gathering grew.
Jesus prayed for our oneness. And it’s not just so that we all just get along. There is more at stake here than we ever could have imagined. In fact, if we get this right—this oneness—everything changes.