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Guilty of this, I am sorry !!

Discussion in 'Counseling' started by Dave M, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. Man freind of freind wrote this and I just had to share it, as I have recently had my eyes open to this very thing I have been so guilty of especially here.

    From a brother in Christ.

    Agree to Disagree

    This saying is faithful, and concerning these things I desire that you affirm confidently, so that those who have believed God may be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men; but shun foolish questionings, genealogies, strife, and disputes about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain. Titus 3:8 WEB

    Years ago, I thought that everyone needed to believe the same thing that I did, and I could make a convincing argument as to why. In Bible College, we often had vigorous discussions about some petty point of doctrine. Yet not once that I remember, did I actually convince anyone of anything except to avoid me when they saw me coming.

    Jesus told us to Love God, and to love each other. Yet by large we search out reasons to disagree. It is great to witness, but when you reach a point of disagreement, and it is clear that neither party is going to change their mind, move on to the next topic. It is perfectly fine to disagree. We are all wrong about something, and no one needs our approval to go to heaven. So be nice, and be loving in your conversation.

    It has to sadden the Lord to see most of the church busy pointing their fingers at each other, while the world looks on and laughs. We argue amongst ourselves like little spoiled children, accusing each other, while the world goes to hell around us. Heresy has become anything that we don't like, or that we don't agree with.

    We don't have to agree on everything. Jesus is Lord, He died for our sins, He was resurrected, and by faith in Him we are saved. If we can agree on this, then let us be happy and not seek out reasons to disagree. Some people eat meat, some do not. Some go to church on Sunday, some do not. Some drink wine, some do not. Some wear dresses, some do not.

    People don't have to agree with you to be saved, because you are not God. In a family, the children may not agree or even like one another, but the parents love them all just the same. God loves us all, even those that we don't like.

    Do yourself a favor today, and just let the disagreement go. You do not have to be right, and if you are then you should not be so insecure about what others think. If they are wrong, God will fix them sooner or later. Adding more words will usually just broaden the gap between you and them, every single time. Let's agree to disagree.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father help me to see the world through Your eyes. Speak to me and through me and give me the grace to keep my mouth shut until the proper time. Give me wisdom and tact in my relationships, and guide my every step, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
     
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  2. Well that's good to to learn.
    I never went to bible college, always wondered what people learned there, and whether I ought to go or not. If people just go there to argue about doctrine then no...doesn't sound like my cup of tea.

    My ideal bible school would be go there to read the Bible in the morning, pray, have fellowship lunch breaking bread and then go and do good works (and miracles) with brothers and sisters the rest of the day.
     
  3. I agree to disagree on menial matters. Mortal sins are mortal sins. Many in new age churches want me to agree with them going to heaven albeit they are in...mortal sins. That would be hating them.

    Prov 27:6 Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.
     

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