As members of a large, diverse Christian family, we’re a unique part of One Lord, One Faith, and One Baptism in the One Body of Christ. So let’s pray together and get together to do something to offset the bad press and negative comments that Christianity and the church often receive.
Let’s pray to do something accurate, loving, healing, and courageous.
Let’s find out about each other and ourselves by getting to know the founding principles of each denomination, so we can understand one another better and pass on information correctly.
Let’s verify our own denominational beliefs and check out the beliefs of other churches by researching instructional documents (sometimes called the “catechism”) and mission statements that most churches provide on their websites or in prayer books, church manuals, and hymnals.
Let’s put ourselves in each other’s sandals with even flip-flops allowed.
When a subject interests us enough to write about it, let’s look in a Bible index to see exactly what the Bible has to say about that particular topic.
Let’s be sure we quote a text accurately and cite the source or translation.
Let’s keep the biblical text in context.
To research a topic thoroughly, let’s use a Bible dictionary or encyclopedia to find and explore related scriptures and relevant information, for example, about the times, place, culture, political scene, or general circumstances encountered by God’s people, then ask how we might relate.
Let’s encourage each other and our readers to appreciate the godly standards and Judeo-Christian values we must never take for granted.
Let’s remember Christ.
Let’s Re-Member The Body of Christ.
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