Coexist means to exist at the same time or in the same place, or to exist in mutual tolerance despite different ideologies or interests. The word is from the Latin and is broken down as co: together and exist, or existence. To exist together.
This all sounds real peachy and nice and even Christian until it comes to application. It is as Franklin Graham recently said, “The world is happy to coexist with people of all faiths except for Christians.”
This seems to be very true but then again to coexist simply means to blend together. Can one coexist without mixing what one is with what another is? I think so and think I must do so. Everyone has a right to be whatever they want to be… but only as long as you allow me to be what I want to be. That is to coexist. To exist together does not necessarily mean to be the same as we coexist.
“I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one.” Jesus