The Bible commands God’s people to be of one mind
2 Corinthians 13:11 “Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.”
Romans 15:6 “That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
1 Corinthians 1:10 “Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.“
Philippians 1:27 “Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;”
These verses show that all Christians are to be unified in one mind in doctrine, comfort, peace, glorifying God, and in judgment. And this is made possible by us all having one Spirit- The Holy Spirit. Christians are not to be divided.
Now, if all Christians are to be of one mind, what is to be the foundation of that “one mind”? What is it that we must base our agreement on?
1 Corinthians 2:16 “For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.“
The Bible is the mind of Christ.
The only way we can know what Christ said, did, and taught is through the Bible.
Therefore, the Bible is the mind of Christ.
If all Christians would agree with Christ, then all Christians would agree with each other. That is True Unity!
True unity is not compromising on doctrine and holiness! It is agreeing with God on Both!
True unity is based on truth! Not on compromise of the truth!
True unity does not mean that all Christians do everything the same way.
Romans 14:5-6 “One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.”
The Bible teaches that it is right for one person to worship on Sunday and another to worship on Saturday. It is also right for one person to eat meat, and another person not to eat meat.
Therefore, these people can be in unity with Christ and each other by not judging each other, and believing the Truth taught in the Bible that both is right!
If the Bible says something is wrong then it is wrong! If the Bible says something is right then it is right! And that is where Christians are to stand in unity, by agreeing with the Bible on what is actually right and wrong. Not squabbling over our own preferences!