John 17:7 Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are OF THEE
John 17:8 For I have given unto them the WORDS which thou gavest me;
and they have received them,
nd have known surely that I came out from thee,
and they have BELIEVED that thou didst send me.
Isaiah 55 defines the WORD as free and Isaiah 58 outlaws "seeking your own pleasure or speaking YOUR OWN WORDS." Jesus identified the sons of the Devil by saying THEY SPEAK ON THEIR OWN. You don't get private opinions unless you think that your songs and sermons are superior to those of the Spirit of Christ.
John 17:9 I pray for THEM: I pray not for the world,
but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
John 17 clearly defines how everyone can SPEAK THE SAME THINGS: In the NEVER musical passages such as Romans 15 the direct command as always is to SPEAK that which is written. After limiting all of the doubtful disputations in the marketplace where the DIET sects might judge one another, Paul also outlawed SELF pleasure which would exclude all of the performance arts and crafts. The Greek Ariskos also makes it unlawful for the collected group to "reach a conclusion about what they would ADD to what paul called the SYNAGOGUE." In neither the ekklesia or synagogue could anyone originate what was to be discussed and both outlawed all of the performing or hypocritic arts: rhetoricians occasionally slipped through but usually got hurt.
Rom. 15:1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
Rom. 15:2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification. [education]
Rom. 15:3 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.
Rom. 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
Rom. 15:5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:
Rom. 15:6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Rom. 15:7 Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.
John 17:10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.
John 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee.
Holy Father, keep through thine OWN NAME
those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
John 17:12 While I was with them in the world,
I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept,
and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition;
that the scripture might be fulfilled.
John 17:13 And now COME I TO THEE;
and these things I SPEAK in the world,
that they might have my joy FULFILLED in themselves.
John 17:14 I have given them
THY WORD; and
the world hath HATETH them,
because they are not of the world,
even as I am not of the world.
John 17:15 I pray not that thou shouldest
take them out of the world,
but that thou shouldest KEEP them from the EVIL.
John 17:16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
John 17:17 SANCTIFY them
through THY TRUTH:
thy WORD is TRUTH.
John 17:20 Neither pray I for these alone,
but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
The CHAIN is Father (Mind of God), spirit or breath and the Word articulated AS the Son. You CANNOT create DISUNITY if you follow the absolute PATTERNISM defined in dozens of places.
Peter declared that the Apostles (as had the Prophets) had the Words of Christ validated by the Father within and they were NOT subject to private interpretation which means FURTHER EXPOUNDING. The synagogue and the command to Timothy about how to hold "synagogue" was limited to READING the Word, defining any doctrine in THAT systematically READ word and to admonishing one another to keep it. By direct commands, examples, necessary inferences and common decency you don't LUST to cut up the Words of God so you can put more POWER in them. That defines the Pharisees and Scribes Jesus defined as hypocrites by naming rhetoricians, singers and instrument players. UNITY is really simple for BELIEVERS.
John 17:21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art IN me, and I IN thee,
that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
The Father THOUGHT, the spirit or BREATH sent out the invisible power and the SON spoke as the SON. The SON nor SPIRIT had any words to speak and therefore THEY had no private opinion even as out BREATH and WORD can only speak what the MIND says. Jesus said my WORDS are SPIRIT and life. Therefore, the only way to be UNITED as a human body is united (1 Cor 2) is to let the MIND of God supply all of the WORDS and this is the only way to SPEAK THE SAME THINGS.
That defines what John Calvin called his RESTORATION MOVEMENT and what the Campbells continued in all faithful groups. The Campbells defined Church as did Christ, Paul and as the historic church practiced as A SCHOOL OF CHRIST. Worship, as defined by Christ for the church in the wilderness, exampled and commanded by the word EKKLESIA was to the Campbells "READING and musing the Word." Moses was PREACHED by being READ. Jesus is preached by being SPOKEN as there is no musical content to the commanded psalms, hymns and spiritual songs.
That would restrict doubtful disputations or PRIVATE OPINIONS to the Marketplace where Jesus consigned the Pipers, singers and dancers. The whole community could meet as a school of the Bible with the Lord's Supper defined as an EVANGELISM act.
The thesis of the Campbells was well underway in England and Scotland and for 1800 years in places: RESTORATION simply meant to STRIP OFF everything NOT required to be a SCHOOL OF THE BIBLE. Originally the RM defined away preachers (as a fungus says Hardeman), the Law of Singing and the Law of Giving. You can instantly PLANT the original SEED and get the PATTERN defined by Christ which permitted ONLY a School of His Word to which He added the Lord's Supper which has the meaning of EVANGELISM as it teaches the DEATH of Christ.