I was wrong. Why are those words so hard to say? Is it pride? Is it fear? Maybe a little bit of both? When I was starting to grow in my faith, I was introduced to the saying: “Unity in the essentials, liberty in the nonessentials, grace in everything.” It helped me as I studied different theological and doctrinal issues. While I may have landed in a particular tribe, I am open to being wrong on some things and even enjoy a good discussion. However, there are some non-negotiables of the faith. Those who are spiritually mature all agree on them, regardless of denomination. We have seen some “leaders” go astray when they start to doubt or question these essentials. Church-may we be unified in the truth of the gospel and allow for liberty in the rest. Even if we think someone is wrong, let us disagree in love and grace—stand firm in your convictions, especially when the Bible is clear. Don’t be afraid of those who think differently than you; instead, pray for God to reveal His truth in His time in His way. Remember, we are all on different parts of the journey.
Philippians 3:15: “Let all who are spiritually mature agree on these things. If you disagree on some point, I believe God will make it plain to you.”
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