Satan desires division Jesus desires multiplication
The last 3 months have probably seen a record high for arguments and unfollows among Christians on social media. I’ve struggled with this too.
It took me a long time to realize that disagreement does not automatically equal division.
It took me even longer to realize that the opposite of division is not unity; it’s multiplication.
Check it out. Pursuing unity without multiplication is useless and just as pleasing to Satan as division since it means the unity is founded on something other than the life-changing message of Jesus Christ.
Jesus prayed for unity among believers, yes. But his prayer for unity was not for unity’s sake. He prayed for unity so that we would be set apart from the world and so that our witness would lead to a multiplication of disciples. Unity is not the ultimate goal, multiplication of disciples for God’s glory is.
Unity is not the ultimate goal, multiplication of disciples for God’s glory is.
But the kind of unity that leads to multiplication does not exist in the absence of disagreements. Christian unity is founded in our identity in Christ, not in our views about the quarantine. Disagreements can actually be a good thing by providing a gracious opportunity to grow in holiness, dig down to truth, and reveal the radical strength of our underlying identity in Christ.
So you and I are probably going to disagree on some things, but rather than unfollow each other or hide it in the name of shallow unity, let’s graciously and thoughtfully dialogue. Give me a call. I’d love to chat.
And together, let’s commit to multiplication of disciples for God’s glory.
John 17:21 “…that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.”

Keep your eyes on Christ! (Hebrews 12:1-2)