I am sad that students can’t worship together as Christians – Rev. Osei-Mensah

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Reverend Gottfried Osei-Mensah, former Executive Secretary of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization has said there is no unity in Christianity. He said despite Christians believing in the same Christ, students at the various universities cannot come together under one Christian Union. That he said is a mark of how divided Christianity is.

According to the former Nairobi Baptist Church pastor, he made attempts to talk to the Christian Council to work to fix that but nothing has been done about it.

“I went twice to the Christian Council to talk to them about this matter and I said, you know on the campuses, we come from different churches. But the Lord has brought us all together there and we have a responsibility, a mission to the universities. And I said the best thing that could happen is all of us coming from different churches and yet the group on campus, see us as one in the Christian Union. And therefore, when we bring the gospel out there, they can see that even though we come from different churches, we are one.

He said the decision of individual churches to establish branches at the various universities is counterproductive towards Christian unity. Explaining further, he said, if the gospel of Christ is not enough to unite Christians then the “testimony the Lord has given” has already been undermined.

“I said to them, but now you are beginning to establish your churches, church groups on campuses. And I said you are dividing the testimony the Lord has given to us, as one group, bringing the gospel to the students. You have already undermined it.”

He said, that despite the diversity in Christianity, there is just one Christ and coming together would serve as a strong witness to the world but that is unfortunately not a priority for many Christians.

“I don’t think they had any answer to that, but they carried on anyway. It’s very sad because, in our diversity, there was a very powerful witness. There was no reason why anybody should listen to us. We haven’t got anything sort of a thing, apart from the fact that we were all Christians the Lord has brought us together and we were testifying to the whole campuses as to what the Lord has given to them,” he told Point of View on Citi TV.

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