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[Congregationalist and Christian World.]

How is Christian unity coming and what will it be? It is nearly always anticipated as one organization based on one declaration of belief. The main efforts to bring in Christian unity are in the direction of adjusting differences of ecclesiastical government and of formulating a single creed that all Christians may be willing to sign. We do not see any real progress toward union along either of these paths. The only Christian unity that is coming, so far as we can see, is that which depends on a common attitude toward Jesus Christ of believers in him. That was the unity of primitive Christians. Church government and creeds vary in different times and countries and according to inherited ideas and degrees of education. Loyal devotion to Jesus Christ is everywhere the same among his disciples. It may be, therefore, that Christian unity is nearer than we have supposed; and some new and adequate expression of it that will impress the world may be at hand.

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