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The Party's Over: An Open Letter for Christian Unity

God promises in His word the triumph of His kingdom. Nevertheless, when we look at the many divisions existing among God's people, a unified effort to advance this cause seems distant at best. Personal disputes, theological differences and organizational rivalries often characterize the disciples of Christ rather than love for one another (John 13:35). Instead of an ecumenical and charitable spirit flowing between believers, it is common to find a party spirit - an "us and them" attitude. I find such discord saddening and discouraging. Well, as for me and my organization, the party is over! This declaration is made in the context of my own acknowledgment that I have, at times, been guilty of such attitudes and am hereby publicly repenting of such.