From the Spring-Summer, 1989 issue of Touchstone
A Body Divided, A Body United by James L. Sauer

A Body Divided, A Body United

by James L. Sauer

In John 17, Jesus prayed to God the Father that his disciples would be “one as we are one.” Unfortunately, Church history has emphasized the diversity, and not the unity of the Church. Christians have many important disagreements (and many trivial ones) which have separated them in history; and it is not my intention to deal with those differences here. What is interesting to me is that the sin of abortion has had a unifying effect upon Christ’s body. This unity is manifest in a number of ways:

1. Abortion reminds Christians that in spite of our differences we serve one God. Abortion has this effect for it reminds Christians that there is only One . . .

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