In Revelation 7:9–10, a crowd stands before God's throne following the great tribulation to glorify and affirm the one to whom its salvation belongs. This crowd, representing every nation, group, and language, has come together after surviving tremendous suffering to proclaim its trust in Jesus Christ as its savior in one, unified voice.
The verse reads, “After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people, and language, standing before the throne and before the lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice: ‘Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the lamb.'”
So that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Unity, in a biblical sense, positions Christ as the center of Christian fellowship and as the one who brings together people with many differences to find their oneness in their devotion to God. The very idea of the kingdom of God imagines a world where all are connected and in communion with one another. Achieving a Christian vision of unity, therefore, is a priority and a calling required of us by the most powerful source.
At Pepperdine, our unity of purpose is bolstered by our commitment to the core values outlined in our University's mission, which strengthens and preserves our unity of spirit that is provided, in great abundance, by our creator. If we commit to what is outlined in scripture, we will be guided by the ultimate example of what happens when we synchronize our speech and unite our voices in one beautiful, harmonious, powerful breath.