Unity in Christ Unity of Knowledge Unity of Moral Law Unity of Man Unity of The Body
Col 3:10-14 NLT Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like Him. 11 In this new life, it doesn't matter if you are a Jew or a Gentile, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbaric, uncivilized, slave, or free. Christ is all that matters, and He lives in all of us. 12 Since God chose you to be the holy people He loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. 13 Make allowance for each other's faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. 14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.
Unity of Thought Philosophy Why? Morality What? Sciences How? I Am Cosmology Where? History When?
Unity of Man God and Spirit World Naturalism Only natural laws and forces govern the world (no supernatural laws or forces exist) Atheism, Secular Humanism, Communism, Darwinism Material World
Disunity of Man Marxism and Communism 1) Materialism- Matter the supreme cause of everything. 2) Historic Materialism – Economics is the reason for society. 3) Absolute Humanism – Man is the Supreme Being
Atheism Atheism is a belief in the sense that is the lack of belief. Atheism offers nothing to inform ethics, to provide meaning, to offer a positive message of hope. Atheist morality is a “gut reaction” to not want to cause harm to another person and a healthy fear of retaliation by other people. (from www.atheismresource.com)
Atheism A disbelief in God does not result in a belief in nothing; disbelief in God usually results in a belief in anything.—unknown To sustain the belief that there is no God, atheism has to demonstrate infinite knowledge, which is tantamount to saying, "I have infinite knowledge that there is no being in existence with infinite knowledge" --Ravi Zacharias
God and Man United Col 3:15-17 And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful. 16 Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom He gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. 17 And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father. God Kingdom of Darkness Kingdom Of Light
Eph 2:6-7 For He raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. 7 So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of His grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all He has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus.