Why such division?
Saul was one of the worst persecutors of Christians there ever was, until that faithful day when Jesus called him out on his actions. Saul then became Paul. From that day forward, God turned Paul's passion for persecuting those faithful to Him to perhaps the greatest Apostle of all time!
In a similar vein, I used to be one of the most politically divisive people there was. It was my way of thinking or the highway. Did that way of thinking honor Christ? Does that type of "divisiveness" show love? Does that want others to seek God? I think not, and I praise the Lord for the forgiveness of those past sins each and every day! That was the old me. But, through Christ, I was saved from that world. How about you? Do you unite for Christ or are you a divider because of an "opinion"?
Our world is broken enough to begin with, do we need "followers" of Christ throwing fuel on the fire as well? What is God's purpose for those who follow Him? It's pretty cut and dry once we make "Him" our priority. "Love your neighbor as yourself." (Matthew 22:39) And then, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." (Matthew 28:19)
Search your heart before entering into another heated debate or feel the need to think you are "superior" than someone else. The reality is we are ALL made in God's image, so if you profess to follow Him, then show others exactly what that means. Think about what Jesus would say the next time you feel the need to spout off about something that doesn't benefit that other person's "salvation".
Love as Jesus loves, proclaim the Good News as you are commanded, and let God handle the rest.
"There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus." (Galatians 3:28)
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