There is much to say about the Bible and the answers it provides. Scholars have debated many issues over the past 2,000 years. Suffice it to say that men of goodwill differ. People read various passages and take different things away from what they just read.
We will present a point of view (or several) and cite scripture and in some cases other thoughts and points of view. We do not claim to be the know-all be-all. That is the nature of God the Father, not man. The responsibility we have towards one another is to love and respect each other. Our eternal souls are in the hands of God, not man.
Jesus prayed that His church (called out ones) will be one. This is recorded in John 17:21. Paul pointed out the church is one body with many members in 1 Cor 12:15. In Mark 9:38 – 40 and Luke 9:49 – 50 the disciples asked Jesus to stop someone from driving out demons in Jesus’ name who did not follow their group. Jesus refused.
We are reminded in Colossians 1:25 I have become its (the church) servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness– 26the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints (all believers). 27To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Those of us who have Christ in us should make ourselves servants in the body of believers. We are to take whatever skills God has graciously given us and use them to further His kingdom, not our own.