I. (Pluralism) Unity is not hold hands and sing Kumbaya.
A. Pluralism: a theory or system that recognizes more than one ultimate principle.
i. Acts 4:23–28 (ESV) — 23 When they were released, they went to their friends and reported what the chief priests and the elders had said to them. 24 And when they heard it, they lifted their voices together to God and said, “Sovereign Lord, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything in them, 25 who through the mouth of our father David, your servant, said by the Holy Spirit, “ ‘Why did the Gentiles rage, and the peoples plot in vain? 26 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers were gathered together, against the Lord and against his Anointed’— 27 for truly in this city there were gathered together against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, 28 to do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place.
B. Repentance is key to unity. To calibrate our hearts back to the one who unifies.
C. It is one heartedness not just being nice and staying shallow.
D. Example: Ananias and Saphira. Coexist movement.
E. Gift of the discerning of Spirits.
Risk of lacking discernment:
Move on/business as usual and no one addresses the breach of “one heartedness”