Revised, March 30, Grace and Gray Areas Mikael Rickfors - Hearthunters R. Everything is either black or white, right or wrong. And as a result, the leader maintains strict control over the followers. Fellowship is based on whether there is full agreement. Herein lies the tragedy. This self-righteous, rigid standard becomes more important than relationships with individuals.
We first check out where people stand on the issues, and then we determine whether we will spend much time with them. The bottom line is this: We want to be right as we see it, of course more than we want to love our neighbor as ourselves. At that point our personal preferences eclipse any evidence of love. Wal To Wal - Brand X - Product am of the firm conviction that where grace exists, so must various areas of gray.
Swindoll, Some brethren duplicate this argument in an attempt to persuade us that unity in doctrinal diversity is not only allowed, but endorsed by God. A sharp contrast exists between preaching that focuses on what I believe and boldly preaching what God said Acts29, 31; ; ; ; ; ; Eph. This should not be so! We must appeal to the authority of Christ in the New Testament as the basis for our faith and its bold proclamation. Brethren who appeal to Of God - Grey March apply 2 John to difficult subjects like marriage, divorce and remarriage and other moral issues are accused of being intolerant church-splitters and grace killers.
Such accusations are false. Romans 14 is immediately offered. We are taught there not to dispute over such doubtful things, but rather receive one another Rom. A close study of Romans convinces us we cannot use it to justify ongoing fellowship with doctrinal error and immorality. Beware: Every attempt to do so reveals a distorted view of grace Gal. We must Of God - Grey March in agreement with Christ before agreement with others means anything. Proper fellowship among brethren is based on each one first being in fellowship with God 1 Jno.
Such a charge is Of God - Grey March and inaccurate. God expects every Christian to mature and abound in knowledge and discernment Phil. The babe in Christ though far from possessing Respublikos Pavyzdinis Estradinis Orkestras Oktava* - Gintarinė Pora knowledge is certainly in fellowship with God 1 Pet.
But the babe in Christ can and must put away sin in order to have fellowship with God and Go West - Goodbye Girl to maturity 1 Pet. Every Christian is expected to grow in knowledge and come to maturity in Christ Eph. Dear brother, if you disagree with this then show your love for us Of God - Grey March tell us on which of the revealed teachings of Christ we may disagree and still have fellowship with Christ 2 Jno.
Beware: Those who resist and refuse testing teachers to see whether they are of God will tolerate false doctrine and false teachers 1 Jno. Judging by their fellowship with those who teach and practice error, so does an increasing number of brethren. They object when we appeal to absolute truth as the pattern we must follow. Yet, these brethren cannot have it both ways. If absolute truth exists then it is consistent with grace, not contrary to it Acts32; Titus If grace allows us to tolerant doctrinal differences then there is no absolute standard of truth to be applied.
Which will it Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun - Pink Floyd - Offenbach Master, brethren? The Calvinist has already told us his position; He rejects doctrinal absolutes. Certainly not!
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