In college, I was part of the Campus Crusade for Christ ministry. We were not the only Protestant organization on campus; however, to look at us, you would never know that. The Wesleyan ministry was minutes away, as was the Presbyterian student center and Baptist collegiate ministry. There was never any animosity between the ministries, or anything like that, but there may as well have been. I suppose that to have friction with a group, you must first meet them.
Why is this always the way? More often than not, unity among ministries falls a distant third to outreach and conversions. One student says, “I attend Wesleyan” while another commits to Campus Crusade. One student prays for his ministry, but forgets the rest. This division, this dissection, is nothing new.
1 Corinthians 1:13
Is Christ divided?
How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!
1 Corinthians 1:10
I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought.
The church, as a whole, is the body of Christ. Why must we try so hard to break Him apart?