Can the Christian Church, the bride of Christ, be re-unified? I doubt it, at least not the entire Church. Why? I believe that Christianity today can be divided into three groups: Liberals, orthodox, and evangelicals. I am willing to bet that within the next 50 years, liberal Christians will abandon the term “Christian” as a non-inclusive, divisive term and will consider anyone who continues to use it as bigoted. “Jesus is the only way” will be considered a bigoted mentality. “All faiths/beliefs lead to God (whatever HER name is!).” That will leave orthodox Christians (Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, confessional/conservative Lutherans, Anglo-Catholics, Coptics, etc.) and evangelicals. Could these two groups re-unite. Hell would probably freeze over before such an event would occur! Evangelicals, with their relatively new doctrines of symbolic baptism and symbolic communion, and their rock-concert style worship services would have a hard time returning to liturgical, orthodox doctrine and worship. I don’t think they would even consider the idea. Among the orthodox Christians, the easiest merger would be the RCC and the EOC. But if they wanted to include conservative/confessional Lutherans, the doctrine of Justification would have to be agreed upon. I think it could be handled this way: The RCC and the EOC would accept that Justification is by grace alone, through faith alone, and Lutherans would accept that good works are a must (for Sanctification). The other big issue would be the role of Mary, the Mother of God. I think Lutherans could agree to allow for the veneration of Mary (asking her, in prayers, to go to her Son with our requests) but the Lutherans would insist that Mary could never become the Co-redeemer as some in the RCC would like to make her. If orthodox Christians reach agreement that Justification is by grace alone, through faith alone, several other contentious differences can be resolved: There is no need for a Purgatory: Christ has paid the punishment for ALL sins. Lutherans could accept Seven Sacraments, with the condition that all agree that God only gives justifying grace in the sacrament of Baptism; He gives sanctifying grace in the other six. Form of government? Revert back to the form of government in the early church. Church Councils would have the final word, based on the Final Authority, the bible, relating to doctrinal issues, as they did at the Council of Jerusalem in the days of the Apostles. And the Pope? Make him the First among Equals, similar to the Archbishop of Canterbury for the Anglicans. He would be the spokesman for the Church but not an all-powerful ruler. infallible, etc. Re-establish the Patriarch system, with Patriarchs in each of the Christian regions of the world. Anyone else have ideas on Church unity?