Radical Individualism-Part Five
I in them, and Thou in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, that the world may know that Thou didst send Me, and didst love them, even as Thou didst love Me.
being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fulness of Christ.
And beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.
NOTE: We are perfected in unity through Jesus, not by man's methods. We are called to unity in Spirit, faith, and love. You and I can have different giftings, callings, personalities, and even go to different churches and yet be unified in Spirit, faith, and love.
In regards to the concept of unity and recovery from addictions, individuals can have different addictions that they struggle with, but they can be unified in their determination to get the victory over their addictions. There may be different ways that individuals are able to get the victory, but again they are united in wanting to live an overcoming life.
In our next nugget we will explore the characteristics of unity further.
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