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Category Archives: Debatable Matters
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“Accept other believers who are weak in faith, and don’t argue with them about what they think is right or wrong.” (Romans 14:1, NLT) _________________________________________ The words, “what they think is right or wrong” is a translation of εἰς διακρίσεις … Continue reading
A summary of five kinds of people found in churches. We are told not to cause the group identified under #2 to stumble. We limit our liberty for them. As for those in group # 1, we are told to “leave them alone” or “Ignore them” (Matthew 15:12-14). Churches are too often trying not to offend group #1 and allowing them to set the agenda for the Church. Continue reading