I have been really surprised at how many hits my previous post on this subject received. I want to say that I have some good friends from many traditions and backgrounds – and for the most part, we have agreed to disagree, without being disagreeable.
In the end, our unity (or lack thereof) should not be based on dogmatic doctrine, no matter how important and essential it seems; rather its ones personal relationship with God, in Christ, through the Spirit, which unites us together as one, as Christ’s body. I think in our modern context the Apostle Paul would say to the church –
In Christ, there is neither Jew nor Gentile, Slave nor Free, Male or Female, Young or Old, Arminian nor Reformed…but all are one in him.