Playing Nicely With Others

“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

Have you ever been involved in a disagreement with another believer over a theological matter?

Perhaps it was a discussion on the consumption of alcohol. Or, maybe you and another believer had a strong disagreement on whether true baptism was immersion or sprinkling.

While it is important to follow the teachings of God’s Holy Word and not cut corners, the Holy Bible does command us to seek love above all else. We are not to split hairs when the intent of the heart is a loving, faithful, and righteous intent.

I Timothy 1:5 tells us, “The purpose of my instruction is that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith.”

John 13:35 says, “Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”

And, I Peter 4:8 reminds us, “Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.”

May we seek love above all when dealing with each other, in misunderstandings, disagreements, and in learning to understand the Scriptures.


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