Somewhere, someone has called this “Christian Unity Week”, calling on all Christians to set aside differences and focus on what is “really important”.  While these catchy little phrases sound good, they should always beg deeper questions before we sign on to something that might sound good but taste very bad once we swallow them.  For example:  “Unity around what exactly?”

This morning we cover a worldwide message delivered by Roman Catholic Pope Francis last week calling for unity among all religions and stating “we are all children of God.” But before we single out the Pope, we should know that this call is echoed by many Evangelical leaders also.

There is a vast difference in being an adopted child of God by faith in Jesus Christ and being created in the image of God.


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Screen Shot 2015-07-04 at 8.38.36 AMWe’ll also check in with Renew America writer Robert Meyer to get his take on America, Christianity and the wacky Presidential race we are witnessing.

 

Scriptures:

Romans 8:14-17

2 Corinthians 6:14-18

But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, being shut up to the faith which was later to be revealed. 24 Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith. 25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor. 26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:23-26

Ephesians 1:3-5

 

Articles discussed:

Was America the creation of deism?

Pope Francis calls for Collaboration With World’s Religions, Those Who ‘Meet God in Different Ways’