“Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!” – Psalm 133:1
Contrary to popular opinion, unity doesn’t involve ignoring differences of opinion or conviction. In fact, unity embraces those differences while highlighting a bigger, more important objective, which is happening this Sunday evening, December 19, at 6:30, in the Greer City Park.
As currently slated, Lutherans, Presbyterians, Southern Baptists, and more will sing about the Incarnation and read fulfilled prophecies from the book of Isaiah. The Lutherans will keep their sacramentology, the Presyterians won’t be repenting of baptizing their babies, and the Baptists still won’t recognize each other at the liquor store, but they all trust in salvation by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone to the glory of God alone.
And afterward, in between puffs on a pipe, the Presbys may try to convince the Baptists that enjoying a beer is as biblical as devouring a casserole. And the Baptists may rib the Lutherans over Marty’s treatment of Zwingli. And everyone should make fun of the dispensationalists for not existing until 1830.
But what we’ll also do is share stories as to how we ended up at our respective churches. We’ll tell of what God has done in our midst and in our contexts, which, believe it or not, can actually be diverse within a five-mile radius. And that’s the point exactly. It’s about what God has done, not what we mustered up to put on Instagram, though the voices of the saints are a much better TikTok soundtrack than what usually goes on there.
December 19. 6:30 pm. I hope to see you there.