Division, as compared with unity

This universe is subjected under the easily distinguishable contrasting principles: Division and unity. On its extreme manifestation, division can be observed when any expensive component breaks down to pieces. In other words, division ought to be understood in the context that portrays the cessation of the concept of the original design.

An expensive automobile—smashed into pieces—can no longer carry its original capacity to transport passengers from one point to another. Agreeably, the scrap pieces of metal could, somehow, be utilized. But the original intention—leading to its design—would be gone.

Refurbishing it—as to give it another appearance of its original usability—requires another skill. Though possibly impossible to bring the artefact to its original outlook. An informative book ceases to serve, when torn to pieces. Division, represents destruction, as reverberated by Jesus:

“And he called them to him and said to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but is coming to an end” (Mark 3:23-26) (ESV).   

Amazingly, our modern Christians project desiring to be on the Lord’s side. But they also appear as stuck in incontrollable passion to be on Satan’s side. Ignorance is the cause of such behaviour, rather than deliberately choosing to oppose God. Obviously, the only obstacle to learning cannot be anything else, except the idea that one knows everything.

The written material, such as this one, may be helpful to one or two individuals. But, humanly speaking, observing the majority of Christians seemingly committed to remain in ignorance, is very discouraging. Jesus stated a maxim—insinuating the impossibility of a divided kingdom to stand.

Division is easily observable in our physical universe—just as when observing the destruction of a building. But others may not understand division as portraying destruction, when referring to intangible realities, like a kingdom, belief, or other principles. Regardless of inability to observe similarities between the physical and the non-physical, division represents destruction, while unity represents construction.

Anything of value is represented in construction—codified in unity. But valueless things are codified in division—represented in destruction. The demise of the Greek Empire resulted from division. After the death of Alexander the Great, the four Generals divide the empire—leading to its demise.

What decimated that Great Empire was not, necessarily, the Romans, who eventually vanquished the Greek civilization. The decimation of the Greek Empire was a result of violating the principle of unity. Had the generals remained united, after the death of Alexander the Great, the Greek civilization could have remained intact for a very long time.

True, the principle of decimation—due to succumbing to division—cannot be limited to Greece. This is highlighted when considering that in history, no other Kingdom is shown as having been as progressive in wisdom like the Greeks. Had the four Generals not succumbed to division, even today, all of us would still be subjected under the Greek civilization.

If there is no progress in this world’s civilizations, this simply projects a reality in that the political systems disregard the principle of unity. Agreeably, some governments are sustained longer—though united in doing the wrong thing. Satan continues to be a formidable force, because he understands the principle of unity.

Satan is formidable in his treacherous schemes. He does not flinch in his commitment to deceive humanity. This was confirmed by Jesus Himself, in Mark 3:23-26. Satan is recognizable, when observing the principle of division—characterising his nature. Where there is division, Satan’s kingdom is intact. How then can one know what unity implies—when coming from the only system that is characterised in division?

Certainly, one cannot assume maintaining the principle of unity—having splintered from another relationship, for instance. This is like taking comfort, in a new marital relationship—when having divorced one’s original spouse. That comfort would be at the mercy of Satan—the champion on anything divisive.

God insists that such kind of relationship is an adulterous affair—regardless of how fantastic the new relationship might appear to be. The only thing that ends a marital relationship is death—according to Scriptures. It is important to know the reason why God stated:

Therefore, what God has joined together, let man not separate” (Mark 10:9) (ESV). Unity represents Godliness, as God is one: (Deuteronomy 6:4). See [The significance of oneness as opposed to Trinity].

When speaking about unity, our template is God, identified as one. Anything else—regardless of how admirable, or good-looking—does not represent unity. Remember, Satan’s forces are also united in commitment to divide and deceive people. Anything that is counterfeit appears real, but deceptive.

The real principle of unity is represented in God. Satan is the only one who represents division. The principle of unity is established in truth—represented in God’s Word. It does not help anyone to take comfort in unity that does not take truth into account.

One is on the right track, as long as delighting in truth, rather than in falsehood. Jesus stated that only the truth sets people free. This explains my sole reason to challenge the Theologians to prove that God is more than one.

The only stand by the Theologians is in their capability to provide educational profile, as authenticating their false theories. Nevertheless, that alone portrays them as not being the agents of truth. The educational profile, alone, is not sufficient proof that one tells the truth.

If Jesus did not provide credentials to prove His Messiahship, those behaving in that manner identify with Satan. When asked to prove, or show some credentials, Jesus told those questioners that they were of the adulterous generation. (Matthew 12:39).

Those people claimed to represent the Holy Scriptures but identifying with Satan. In God—who represents unity—a person does not need to prove anything, except what he/she truly would be. All human beings are God’s children, as long as created in God’s image.

Unfortunately, humanity currently portrays the opposite of God’s nature. They connect with another spirit, which is not God. Only God is represented in unity. Theologians have come up with an idea that God is three in one. But that statement alone, reveals the effect of their unbelievable ignorance.

God cannot be quantified. He is one in authority and sovereignty. Jesus came to show us the way so that we could also be at one with Him. One is at home, with God, as long as choosing to be at one with God.

When Jesus was on earth, He insisted on stating the undeniable fact that He was at one with His Father. His thoughts were not different from God’s thoughts. There is nothing wrong with human beings also thinking like God. Our Theologians seek to make it criminal, to aim at being one with God.

They insist that no human being can be like Jesus, who is God in a triune formula. They assume that claiming to be like Jesus would be dishonouring God. The gullible ones believe them, as suggesting that God deserves that kind of honour. But the only honour that God desires, is for humanity to think like God—having been created in God’s image.

Agreeably, this could not have been possible before Jesus came to die on the cross. But Jesus specifically came to open that pathway. Humanity can now access the source of their origin—through the sacrifice of Jesus. They can now call God their Father—thereby, thinking like Him—following Jesus’ example.

The only way to access God is to appreciate the fact that God is represented in truth and unity. Not in division and disharmony, as currently portrayed in Christianity—in its present format. See [God’s view on relationships].

There cannot be a separation in God, who is represented in unity. There is also no difference in unity. Apparently, there cannot be a comparison of what is portrayed in unity. This is why Jesus said whatever one does to His brothers—whether good or bad—one would have done so to Him (Matthew 25:31-46).

Jesus does not separate Himself from those—having chosen to follow Him—rather than continuing in deception. Of course, Jesus talked of the separation that will take place when He comes. The sheep would be on His right-hand side—the goats being those disqualified—on His left-hand side.

It is impossible for God to ever be united with Satan. When choosing to be on Satan’s side, God will not force that person to renounce that allegiance. He is the God of love—not using force or coercion, to gain acceptance. By preferring Satan’s principles and His demons, that person cannot be comfortable, under God’s principle of unity.

I come from a country, currently embroiled in despicable disunity—sustained by all forms of corruption. While other people loath such conditions—there are those who are comfortable, living under such circumstances. Those people, actually, prefer the status quo.

That is not surprising to those espousing to the principle of unity. Such people are the heralds of hope. They should seek to make a difference, by projecting truth in such troubled environments. Unfortunately, observation reveals that while few, such potentially good people are susceptible to succumbing—instead of making a difference—when surrounded by evil-doers.

Whoever is reading this article should be reminded of being God’s child. Like Jesus, that person maintains living by God’s truth, rather than succumbing to evil works. There are those who assume that God will accept excuses, like; “There is nothing I can do, because everyone is doing it.”  

Obviously, such statements do not identify with Jesus who lived only according to His Father will. True Christians are expected to do likewise. When carefully analysing Scriptures, Jesus never suggested that living a Christian life would, itself, be easy-going.

Out of deception, most Christians seem to use Christianity, only for the purpose of escaping this world’s painful experiences. This spells another reason why, before leaving, Jesus bemoaned:

And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” (Luke 18:7-8) (ESV).

Apparently, here Jesus reveals that nothing happens to the faithful ones, without Him being aware. He sees every single moment of trial that the faithful ones go through—whether being killed, or living under severe persecution.

It is the unity idea that keeps them attached to their Father in Heaven, like what Jesus did. They are at one with God—regardless of subjection to despicable conditions—due to their commitment to God’s word.

Subscribing to unity does not, necessarily, imply succumbing to those walking the paths of the devil. It simply means walking with Jesus, who is the way, the truth, and the Life. Bear in mind that the way of truth is not the one that is common to everyone (Matthew 7:13-14).

Andrew Masuku is the author of Dimensions of a New Civilization, laying down standards for uplifting Zimbabwe from current state of economic depression into a model for other nations worldwide. A decaying tree provides an opportunity for a blossoming sprout. Written from a Christian perspective, the book is a product of inspiration, bringing reliefs to those having witnessed strings of unworkable solutions––leading to the current economic and social decay. In a simple conversational tone, most Zimbabweans should find the book as a long awaited providential oasis of hope.