The greatest thing that
can be said about any century is that it is numbered from the
birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. After His Passion and
humiliation, He has ascended to the right hand of God the Father
to take His place as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. His
days as a humble servant ended with His Resurrection.
This is the 21st
century since His life, death, resurrection, and ascension. No
matter what millennial view that you take, Jesus Christ will
come back with power, great glory, and judgment. We are over
2000 years closer to that event.
While the Bride of
Christ has wandered in the wilderness for these two millennia,
she has progressed in the specifics of her theology and in her
ethical formulations. While she is fragmented into thousands of
denominations, she is still one in Him as His Bride and the
unity of His Spirit, body, hope, Lord, faith, baptism, and God
and Father (Ephesians 4:1-6). While we may never overcome
denominational differences,* worldview offers us opportunity for
agreement and cooperative ventures to advance Godís Kingdom in
preparation for the King to return at His Second Advent.
without compromise should be explored