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Days of Praise [Creation Devotional]
Institute for Creation Research ^ | April 11 | Henry Morris, Ph.D.

Posted on 04/11/2012 11:58:17 AM PDT by Sopater

Days of Praise
The Same Mind
April 11, 2012
"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." (1 Corinthians 1:10)
The days of the early church were the days of its greatest power because they were days of its greatest unity. "They, continuing daily with one accord . . . and singleness of heart." "And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: . . . and great grace was upon them all" (Acts 2:46; 4:32-33). It was not long, however, before divisions, contentions, and schisms crept in. Therefore, the New Testament contains many exhortations toward a restoration of the unity--and thus the power--of the early church. Note the following examples:
"Be of the same mind one toward another" (Romans 12:16). "Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God" (Romans 15:5-6). "Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you" (2 Corinthians 13:11). "Stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel" (Philippians 1:27). "Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind" (Philippians 2:2). "Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous" (1 Peter 3:8).
Real unity, of course, must be both "the unity of the Spirit" and "the unity of the faith" (Ephesians 4:3, 13), and "the same mind" must be nothing less than the mind of Christ. "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 2:5). HMM
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1 posted on 04/11/2012 11:58:27 AM PDT by Sopater
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2 posted on 04/11/2012 11:59:38 AM PDT by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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However, just to be sure, a spirit of unity is not a spirit of compromise.

But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep. (2Pe 2:1-3)

3 posted on 04/11/2012 12:07:24 PM PDT by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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