Let’s start by saying that we’re not pushing for some sort of unity where people from various religions can be united. Jesus was clear that there is just one way to the Father: Himself. Neither Buddha nor Mohammed nor any other religious leader offered themselves as a sacrifice for our sins. Only Jesus did that.
Because of this, this site is designed to encourage those who hold a biblical worldview that has Christ Jesus at the center. We are not encouraging Christians to spiritually collaborate with those who hold to other religious backgrounds and traditions. This would even include those – such as Mormons – who say they are Christians, but hold beliefs that are clearly contrary to the Bible.
And it should be noted that there are even those who declare themselves to be Christians, but refuse to acknowledge things that the Bible calls sin. If we pretend that the things that Scripture says are sin are not actually sin – and that those things don’t ultimately separate us from God – then we have undermined the whole point of the gospel message. Without the cross – without the saving work of Jesus’ blood because of our sins – we have no hope for eternity and we have no basis for unity here and now.
Having said all that, the Holy Spirit is breathing His life into His Church today. And that would include many various segments of the Body of Christ. From mainline denominations, to truly evangelical (Bible believing) churches, to Pentecostal and nondenominational congregations, the Lord is sovereignly drawing His Body into a greater dimension of unity.
To that end, we’re simply jumping on board with what the Holy Spirit is already doing.
Who Is Tom Kraeuter?
- been in full-time ministry for more than 30 years
- ministered in nearly every U.S. state and several foreign countries,
- ministered in churches from more than 40 different denominational (and lots of non-denominational) backgrounds,
- ministered in congregations ranging in size from 20 to 7,000 and nearly everything in between.
- his books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies in 10 languages around the world.
Such a diverse ministry experience gives him a unique perspective on unity in the Body of Christ.
“Having ministered in so many different types of Christian churches – Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran, Mennonite, Pentecostal, Vineyard, and so many others – it seems such a shame that we each have so much to offer, yet we tend to hold one another at arm’s length,” says Tom. “That hasn’t worked out well in the past for the Church. Maybe it’s time to try a different approach.”
Tom has seen what can happen when members of a congregation act in a selfless manner – like Jesus. He’s even witnessed multiple Christian churches working together with one another as a more complete expression of the Body of Christ. Because of this – and because of the prevalence in the Bible of the idea of Christians being united – Tom believes that there is far more that the Church has yet to experience.