Our country has witnessed many Presidential campaigns. The major political parties have always adopted party platforms on which they stand, and which express what they believe. The candidates run on these platforms to obtain and maintain party unity.
Platform For The Church Of Christ
Jesus Christ made and gave, for all time, the Christian’s platform (Matt. 26:28; Jude 3). He commanded that this platform be preached by all faithful servants to all nations (2 Tim. 2:2; Matt. 28:18-20).
All who stand with Christ must stand upon this platform, or covenant (agreement), or Gospel (Matt. 7:21). God laid, and Christ is, the foundation upon which all right religion must be based (Matt. 16:18-19); 1 Cor. 3:11). No man can rightfully separate Christ from the Christian platform (2 Thess. 1:7-9).
The Planks Of The Platform
Paul gives the planks in the platform of the church of Christ in Ephesians 4:3-6 and urges that we strongly endeavor “to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Eph. 4:3).
Sadly, the present religious world is in confusion, division, and conflict on every one of the seven planks of this platform. We plead with all to reconsider these planks upon which the unity of God’s people and the hope of heaven is placed:
1. One God ——– Unity of Worship
2. One Lord ——– Unity of Authority
3. One Body ——- Unity of Organization
4. One Spirit ——- Unity of Life in Christ
5. One Faith ——– Unity of Teaching
6. One Baptism —– Unity of Practice
7. One Hope ——– Unity of Purpose
Please read again the Lord’s prayer for unity (John 17:20-21) and Paul’s inspired command (1 Cor. 1:10).