Unity in the body of Christ is of paramount importance both to the life of the believer and for the effectiveness of the church. Doctrine, whether Christian or otherwise, provides the basis for unity and division. Occasionally, differences on doctrine either imply or require division. However, many disagreements on doctrinal issues neither imply nor require division. In fact, often our unity – despite our differences – is a manifestation of the fruit of the Holy Spirit and a testimony to the love of God.
- …in God the Father Almighty. (Reference)
- …in the power of the Holy Spirit. (Reference)
- Jesus Christ is God’s only begotten Son and our Lord, and He was with God for eternity past. (Reference)
- Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary.
- Jesus Christ lived a sinless life and was the perfect sacrifice for sin. He was crucified, died, was buried, and descended into hell.
- Jesus Christ was resurrected by the power of the Holy Spirit, walked again among us, and ascended into heaven.
- Jesus Christ sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
- Jesus will come again to judge the living and the dead.
- There is forgiveness available for sins through faith in Jesus Christ alone.
- God has given us his authoritative Word through inspired scripture.
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