Can Christians ever get on the same page?

Here’s my review of ONE: Unfolding God’s Eternal Purpose From House To House by Henry Hon
on August 9, 2017

If you want bold ideas based on solid, biblical theology, you need to read ONE! The author has a high regard for Scripture and the book is full of Bible quotes.

The theme of the book is that believers need to come together as one. However, the author, Henry Hon, doesn’t see that oneness as built on organizational unity but on believers learning to faithfully, follow and obey the risen Jesus, both as individuals, and also in meetings of the body of Christ.

Henry Hon begins by explaining that the Greek New Testament concept of “ekklesia” isn’t the same thing that we call “church.” He says that ekklesia “consists of all believers having equal opportunities to speak.” Hon also says, “Every believer is called to teach . . . otherwise they will remain a babe and never mature. Sharing what the believer has learned should begin as soon as a person comes to know the Lord.”

Here’s another bold statement from Hon: “The body of Christ cannot be built when the majority of the believers are dormant and not exercising their gifts.” He says: “Believers should not wait for anyone to lead them; the Spirit is leading and speaking; and they should simply follow Him.” Henry believes that the body of Christ can best function as the New Testament ekklesia by meeting in homes and by allowing every member present to hear and obey the Lord during the meeting.

Get the book here. Also check out the ONE Body Life web site that features the book.
One by Henry Hon

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @
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1 Response to Can Christians ever get on the same page?

  1. Amanda says:

    Wow, I love what this author has to say. Unity in the Body of Christ has been on my mind a lot lately. Thank you for sharing your review!

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