As someone who has had to work hard at unity (from a personal perspective with my family as well as in the church and marketplace), I have come up with ten things I must understand to achieve true unity with others.
As the persecution of the Bible-believing church becomes more intense, there will be a greater manifestation of what I am referring to in this article as the “remnant church.” By remnant church, I am referring to the surviving vestige of the body of Christ that remains true to biblical principles in spite of cultural opposition.
For the past several years a growing number of prophetically and culturally astute leaders are predicting the decline of the USA! Also, books like the New York Times bestseller “The Harbinger” have issued dire warnings to America based on biblical principles and Old Testament prophetic passages. There have been predictions as dire as the total breakup of our union preceded by mass rioting and chaos (catalyzed by runs on banks and economic calamities), to a severe economic crisis far worse than what happened globally in 2008! All in all, most who I speak to portend a major financial correction is soon coming in the market.
The original church followed a biblical pattern to fulfill the Great Commission and impact the world. Through the years, the church lost its salt because it altered seven essential paradigms.
As we read the first historical account of the early church found in the book of Acts, we are able to see a pattern of seven essential threats that could have wiped the church off the map!
Interesting enough, these seven threats are still hazards to the contemporary church. The following are seven crises the church faced and how they overcame.
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