Why Unity Won’t be Reached Through Compromise

Rev. Shane L. Bishop

Why Unity Won’t be Reached Through Compromise

Let’s begin our journey with a theological term: Christology.  Christology is what we believe to be true about Jesus’ nature and purpose and where we believe reliable testimony to that purpose and nature resides.  I must confess that I don’t have all the answers but I do know this: A weak Christology will provide insufficient fire power to overcome the disunity currently entrenched in the American church.

I think one of the real dangers of not knowing history, is that we incorrectly perceive our cultural challenges and problems to be uniquely our own.  In reality, Solomon was right in Ecclesiastes, there is “nothing new under the sun.”  There have always been problems, divisions and trials within the “little c” churches who compromise the “Big C” Church and there always will be.  People of faith and conscience have never, do not currently and…

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Published by Rev. Shane L. Bishop

Senior Pastor of Christ Church, Fairview Heights, IL since 1997. I am an orthodox Christian but I am not in a bad mood about it. A Distinguished Evangelist of the United Methodist Church.

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