The prayer of Jesus in John 17 was that His Church would be one and that together we would display the glory of God to a lost and dying world. Our unity would prove our message. Sadly, we've badly missed the mark!
Count to One lays a simple and compelling foundation every believer can stand upon, examining the issues and answering the questions everyone asks about overcoming eh barriers to genuine Christian unity. Today, God is moving His Church to the place of unity we see in John 17! Our diversity is supposed to be our strength, not a cause for division. So let us celebrate our love for Jesus in the midst of our differences. Read the book and meet the family you never believed you had--and welcome home!
MY REVIEW: A few things that can be found in this book:
- While believing churches should be unified with each other, Bishop Robert makes clear that the goal is Unity, not Uniformity.
- In support of his point, Bishop Robert says, in regard to the diversity of churches in witnessing, "Each reaches some, none reaches all, but together we can reach more." "They support and complement each other."
- He also specifies "I am not describing unity with Muslims, Mormons, Jews, Buddhists, or any other person or group outside the historic Christian faith. I am speaking wholly and entirely about people who are in Christ, and who acknowledge Him as Saviour."
- Another thought is the churches are not to say theirs is the only way to salvation, but rather, that Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation.
- Bishop Robert does not want all the churches to accept the exact same manner of worshiping, saying we do not need to form the Foursquare EpiscoBapterian Luthigistic Evangematic Southern Apostolic Presbiholiness Conservative Romagational Orthocostal Bible Community of Prophecy and Catholic Power in Christ Church. But rather, to accept and embrace the diversity, as a house divided against itself cannot stand.
- In the last chapter, Bishop Robert states that only the love of Jesus Christ can allow the churches to unite with and forgive one another.
I received a copy of this book from the author through BOOKCRASH in exchange for my honest review.