Unity (Separate page)

      Quotations from the writings of Ellen G. White with the word . . .

                u n i t y                (  12  RELATED  PHRASES )                        

                       The  word  'Unity'  appears  1,857  times in the published writings of EGW          See page on Original site                                                     Related words:    United    >   United to God  (  )

         +     unity with one another  (  )    >   unity with each other  (  )    >   unity with the brethren  (  )

         +     unity in the home  (  )

         +     perfect unity  ( 94 )   >   perfect unity in the church  ( 6 )

 

                                          c h r i s t i a n     u n i t y                                                               


         +     Unity of believers  ( 12 )    >     unity of believers testifies  (  )

         +     unity of the faith  ( 112 )   >   brought into unity of the faith  (  )

         +    Unity in the Church  ( 31 )     >    Perfect unity in the church

   Chapter:   Christian Unity  - Testimonies, Volume 5, Chapter 26  ( pages 236 - 248 )  

 

                                         u n i t y    i n    c h r i s t                                                                   

                     Fundamental Belief # 14  - -   Unity in the Body of Christ
         +    Unity in Christ  (  )

            Unity with Christ   (  )

 

                                         u n i t y    o f    .   .   .                                                                        


         +     Unity  of  .  .  .    (   )

         +     Unity of action    ( 44 )     >    Unity of action is essential   (  )

             Unity of beliefs   (   )

 

         Unity  (in new releases)

"Christians are to be knit together in the bonds of love and charity.They are to be one in heart and purpose and sentiment, guided and controlled by the Word of God. Are we revealing this oneness? The unity for which Christ prayed is not to be regarded as a sentiment, but as the purpose of God for us. It is in accordance with the councils held by the Father and the Son that there shall be perfect unity among those who name the name of Christ. This is a holy, sanctified unity, which forbids all alienation and strife. Why should it not be seen among us? It will be seen when believers are sanctified by the Holy Spirit. If we expect to be united in the courts above as members of the family of the redeemed, should we not be united in the church here below?"  {Ms182-1905, par. 22}

 

"The words “I in them, and Thou in Me” reveal the nature and character of the union that is to bind His followers together. This union is needed in the church now, just now. Complete union with Christ and with one another is absolutely necessary to the perfection of believers. Christ’s presence by faith in the hearts of believers is their power, their life. It brings union with God. “Thou in Me.” Union with God through Christ makes the church perfect. {Ms182-1905, par. 23}

 

“The glory which Thou gavest Me,” as the channel of conveyance, “I have given them, that they may be one, as We are one.” We are to bend every energy to the attainment of this oneness. The gifts that God has bestowed upon His people are not to create diversity, but are to blend in harmony. Medical missionary workers are not to regard it as of no consequence whether or not they respect the ministry. God calls for unity. The trumpet that calls His people into line will have a certain sound." {Ms182-1905, par. 24}

 

       My  personal  favorites
 

Our church members see that there are differences of opinion among the leading men, and they themselves enter into controversy regarding the subjects under dispute. Christ calls for UNITY. But He does not call for us to unify on wrong practices. The God of heaven draws a sharp contrast between pure, elevating, ennobling truth and false, misleading doctrines.  Selected Messages, Volume 1,  page 175

 

There have of late arisen among us men who profess to be the servants of Christ, but whose work is opposed to that unity which our Lord established in the church. They have original plans and methods of labor. They desire to introduce changes into the church to suit their ideas of progress and imagine that grand results are thus to be secured. These men need to be learners rather than teachers in the school of Christ. They are ever restless, aspiring to accomplish some great work, to do something that will bring honor to themselves. They need to learn that most profitable of all lessons, humility and faith in Jesus. Some are watching their fellow laborers and anxiously endeavoring to point out their errors, when they should rather be earnestly seeking to prepare their own souls for the great conflict before them. The Saviour bids them: “Learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.” { 5T 238.3}  { ST January 18, 1883, par. 11 }
 
In these first disciples was presented marked diversity. They were to be the world's teachers, and they represented widely varied types of character. In order successfully to carry forward the work to which they had been called, these men, differing in natural characteristics and in habits of life, needed to come into unity of feeling, thought, and action. This unity it was Christ's object to secure. To this end He sought to bring them into unity with Himself. The burden of His labor for them is expressed in His prayer to His Father, "That they all may be one; as Thou, Father, art in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be one in Us;" "that the world may know that Thou has sent Me, and hast loved them, as Thou hast loved Me." John 17:21, 23. His constant prayer for them was that they might be sanctified through the truth; and He prayed with assurance, knowing that an Almighty decree had been given before the world was made. He knew that the gospel of the kingdom would be preached to all nations for a witness; He knew that truth armed with the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit, would conquer in the battle with evil, and that the bloodstained banner would one day wave triumphantly over His followers.  {AA 20.2}

 

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