Unity/ sundesmos/ masculine noun/ that which binds together, a band , bond (ex ligaments by which the members of the human body are united together) / that which is bound together, a bundle
Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace Ephesians 4:3 NIV
They have lost connection with the head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow Colossions 2:20 NIV
For I see that you that you are full of bitterness and captive to sin Acts 8:23 NIV
The church is like a body we are made up of different parts…some are the hands and feets, some are the veins and arteries, and some are like the pinky toe its small but plays an important part to the body. Sometimes the body gets hurt and we simply ignore it expecting it to go away. But sometimes those hurts are like bones breaking or ligaments tearing if we don’t go in and get those things either put in a cast or surgically repaired it does severe and permanent damaged to the body. What causes bones to break or ligaments torn? Dissension, apathy, not keeping the bond of peace, bitterness.
My heart breaks for the church right now. Over the last few months I have read article after article about what the church is doing wrong. We think its cool to be “cynical” of the church. The church doesnt need another cynic, what we need is someone to pray for her, someone to stop pointing out her many flaws and encourage her through the hard times someone to billed up that bond of peace.
God loves you so much but,He doesnt want us to commit spiritual suicide