Christian unity is a theme that will always recur, whatever one’s attitude towards the official ecumenical movement.
I begin this paper by noting two major paradoxes concerning the Pentecostal and charismatic movements in relation to Christian unity.
The first flows from the character of revival movements. On the one hand, they induce a sense of believers being profoundly united by and in the Lord.
Those who have experienced the same transforming grace feel a deep spiritual affinity with one another.
This experienced unity "in the Spirit" has no doubt played a role in the emergence of the widespread Evangelical view of the invisible Church.
Published also in: Transformation 27/3 (July 2010), page 162 – 68