This is a book about the unity of the church of Christ, and chapter 1 is a short theology of the unity of the church. This unity is a demonstration of God’s purpose of cosmic unity (Colossians 1:15-20). The church further displays the unity and uniqueness of God; the unity of the church reflects the glory of God. The gift of unity is on the one hand a current characteristic of the church and on the other hand to be pursued without ceasing. Other biblical text that receives due attention are Ephesians 1:10, Ephesians 2:13-16, Ephesians 3:8-11, and Ephesians 4:1-13.

Source: Anthony L. ChuteChristopher W. MorganRobert A. Peterson, ed., Why We Belong: Evangelical Unity and Denominational Diversity (Crossway, 2013), 19-36.

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