July 4, 2008

Unity in the Church

"The dividedness of the modern church must mean agony to the Spirit of our Lord and is a hampering impediment to the effectiveness of His church. Acceptance of the Lordship of Christ implies responsibility for helping heal the branches of His church in our day.

"We must seek unity in diversity and learn that in the midst of conflicting opinion we may still find unity in our common love and loyalty for Christ, who is the Lord and Savior of men and women of every race and tongue."

Paul H. Bowman, August 1958
250th Anniversary Sermon
Schwarzenau, Germany