Christianity Will Flourish

whitefieldAlthough George Whitefield was a member of the Church of England, he consistently made it clear that he was supportive of anyone who acknowledged Jesus as his or her Savior. Check out this quote from one of his sermons—

“When we confine the Spirit of God to this or that particular church; and are not willing to converse with any but those of the same communion; this is to be righteous over-much with a witness: and so it is, to confine our communion within church walls, and to think that Jesus could not preach in a field as well as on consecrated ground…this is bigotry. … Christianity will never flourish, till we are all of one heart and of one mind; and this would be the only means of seeing the gospel of Jesus not to flourish, more than ever it will by persecuting those who differ from us. … I say it again, I love all that love the Lord Jesus Christ, and esteem him my brother, my friend, my spouse; aye, my very soul is knit to that person.”

How much more the Church would flourish if we all were UNITED in this same attitude!

“Forget Having Names!”

In the 1730s, George Whitefield figured prominently in the Great Awakening in America: a revival that swept through the colonies, calling people back to their biblical roots. One day while preaching from the courthouse steps in Philadelphia—

“Father Abraham,” Whitefield cried, as he looked up to heaven, “whom have you in Heaven? Any Episcopalians?”

“No!” Whitfield called out, answering his own question.

“Any Presbyterians?”

“No!”

“Any Independents or Seceders, New Sides or Old Sides, any Methodists?”

“No! No! No!”

“Whom have you there, then, Father Abraham?”

“We don’t know those names here. All who are here are Christians—believers in Christ.”

“Oh, is that the case? Then God help me, God help us all, to forget having names and to become Christians in deed and in truth!

This is what UNITED 2015 is all about… no names, no labels, no denominations.

Just Christians—believers in Christ—worshiping Him together.

Join us Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 11am.