After three years of ministry, the time of Christ's sacrificial death was at hand. He prayed for His disciples, and then He prayed for US -
"I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one...May they be brought into complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me."
This fearful world filled with bitterness and strife needs to see God's love in action! The world is looking for answers. They are attracted to a faith that produces deep transformational change in one's attitudes and life.
For most churches their greatest hinderence to powerful ministry is from division within their church.
R.R.M. seeks to promote unity in the Body of Christ.
We believe strongly that the essential doctrines of the Christian faith should never be compromised in the name of "unity". We also believe that Christians who differ on minor denominational differences, and those who have different cultural priorities and styles should love each other and work together for the glory of God. I don't believe that one should throw out their denominational beliefs, to study Bible doctrine is very important. I personally believe that the various Christian denominations can promote unity in the Body of Christ in that there is not internal church struggles and debates about every issue. The problem lies in the "spirit of denominationalism", when one group lifts themselves up as better than all the rest, and does not have a spirit of cooperation with the Body of Christ for the sake of the gospel.
WE NEED EACH OTHER! The hand cannot say to the foot, "I have no need of you".
I know someone who went to Iraq to help plant Christian churches. In a war zone, especially when there are millitants who desire to kill Christians, there is a special bond of love and cooperation when a believer comes across another believer.
Do you think that their conversations center on the 5% non essential things they they have different view points on? Or do you think their conversations center on encouraging each other, sharing resources with each other, protecting each other, and strategizing on how to effectively get the gospel out?