"With one accord"

In the second chapter of Acts it is stated, "When the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place." Later, in the same chapter, it is written: "Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.... Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls." Still farther on in this chapter, Luke records that these early Christians continued "with one accord in the temple.... And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved."

It would appear from his record that the large accessions to the membership of the primitive Christian church were due, at least in part, to the fact that those who had previously been converted to the teachings of Christ Jesus were of "one accord in one place." To be of "one accord" means, of course, to be of one mind, and is equivalent to recognition of the fact that there is in reality no other impulsion than that of the Mind "which was also in Christ Jesus."

August 9, 1941

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