5 motivations for protecting unity in

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  1. The teaching of Jesus – Matthew 5:23-24 – “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift” (Matthew 5:23-24).  (see also: Matthew 18:15-17; Mark 11:25)
  2. The prayer of Jesus – John 17:23 – Jesus prayed, “May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”
  3. The passion of God – Proverbs 6:16,19 – “There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: …. a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.”
  4. The warning for the Church – Romans 16:17-18 – “I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your…

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