Category Archives: Debatable Matters

Protecting the unity of the Church

They key to unity in the Church is not the removal of all conflict. This will only be realized in heaven! The key is a reconciling spirit in the hearts of God’s people. Continue reading

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Five important resources for the Church

Six reasons legalism is a challenge for the Church Unity through the Gospel A dress code for Church? Protect your Church from Pharisees When Christians Disagree

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Judge not, lest you be judged.

What exactly did Jesus mean when he spoke these words?
Was he advocating a mind your own business policy?
Was he forbidding all judgments about the actions of others? Continue reading

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Weak, Strong, or Pharisee

Without an understanding and application of the differences between the weak, strong and pharisee, it will be much harder to maintain unity in a Church or small group. The distinctions are based out of Romans 14 and 15. Weak Believer … Continue reading

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Ten Principles for Decision Making

When uncertain about what pleases God in areas not specifically addressed in Scripture, consider the 10 principles below. 1. Glorifying God Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; 10:31; 1 Thessalonians 2:12 Questions:  Would this behavior/practice dishonor God? 2. Loving others: Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 8:1, … Continue reading

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Unity or Uniformity in the Church?

Christians are free to establish their own conviction in areas of freedom, but they are not permitted to condemn those who do not share their opinions. If God has not specifically addressed a behavior, custom, activity, or doctrine, we are not allowed to manipulate biblical data to suggest that God has been specific on the matter. Continue reading

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When Christians disagree on debatable matters

Audio Resource: Click here: “Attitudes that Build Unity in the Church (part 3).” Just imagine how our Churches and other relationships would change if we lived the mind of Christ in this way:   “Love each other with genuine affection, and … Continue reading

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