Christ bestowed unity on his Church from the beginning. This unity, we believe, subsists in the Catholic Church as something she can never lose, and we hope that it will continue to increase until the end of time. Christ always gives his Church the gift of unity, but the Church must always pray and work to maintain, reinforce, and perfect the unity that Christ wills for her. This is why Jesus himself prayed at the hour of his Passion, and does not cease praying to his Father, for the unity of his disciples: That they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be one in us, . . . so that the world may know that you have sent me. The desire to recover the unity of all Christians is a gift of Christ and a call of the Holy Spirit. (Page 236)
All who have received (put their trust in) Jesus as Savior are one in the body of Christ, not in a man made institution. We are united through baptism of the Holy Spirit in one body through our faith in Jesus Christ. We are separated upon this earth through theology. Truth and doctrine divide. Jesus was not for everybody getting together. When men got together at the Tower of Babel men begin to devise their own religion, and build their own tower to Heaven. God divided men and confounded their language to keep them from coming together.
God hasnt changed his mind, He is still the same.
Look at what Jesus said about unity.
You see, the Gospel of Jesus Christ divides people. The truth divides, that is why many who start out reading this will not make it this far, because truth and doctrine divide. It does not unite!
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