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Discussion in 'General Theology' started by W2L, Nov 25, 2017.

  1. W2L

    W2L Well-Known Member

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    Would you be willing to give up any divisive theology, for the sake of unity?
     
  2. brinny

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    Interesting question.

    Here's my dilemma:

    I would not change, alter, compromise ANYTHING i know that is in sync with what is taught in God's Word.

    It is also written it is a narrow road that leads to Life everlasting. I'm sho' not gonna compromise with anything, that got the one on that wide ol' road, from the gitgo.

    My take on it?

    Follow what is taught in God's Word, trusting that the Holy Spirit is confirming what is being taught, praying it up, and loving and trusting God with ev'rything in me, and then let the chips fall where they may.

    That is what is meant by putting our hands/feet to the "plow" and not lookin' back. Cuz in "lookin' back" it is written that we are not fit to be behind that plow.

    Besides, we all know what happened to Lot's wife right?

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  3. brinny

    brinny everlovin' shiner of light in dark places Supporter

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    In addition, what kind of "unity" specifically?
     
  4. Winken

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    I would have to identify the input of the Holy Spirit as divisive, so no, I won't give it up.
     
  5. chevyontheriver

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    I won't either.
     
  6. W2L

    W2L Well-Known Member

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    I said any divisive theology, not necessarily all divisive theology however.
     
  7. Pilgrim

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    God's Holy Word instructs us, as believers, to be made one with Jesus, finding unity in Christ.

    John 17:23-24
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    I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. 24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

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    For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
     
  8. W2L

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    We could start by agreeing on what the narrow path is, and then rid ourselves of whatever is not the narrow path.
     
  9. brinny

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    i believe the question is:

    Would you compromise for the sake of unity?
     
  10. W2L

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    Unity is the absence of division and strife.
     
  11. brinny

    brinny everlovin' shiner of light in dark places Supporter

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    That's a good starting point. Of course that would depend on everyone being on the same "page" and unifying under Christ, etc. wouldn't it?
     
  12. W2L

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    amen.
     
  13. brinny

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    There is "worldly" unity where "compromise" is inevitable for the sake of that "unity". There would be an absence of division and strife with this worldly unity, or "peace".

    A verse comes to mind about crying out "peace" "peace" and there is no peace.
     
  14. W2L

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    Not exactly. Im just wondering if there is anything, no matter how small, that people might give up for the sake of unity.
     
  15. brinny

    brinny everlovin' shiner of light in dark places Supporter

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    Would you care to elaborate?
     
  16. W2L

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    Yes. If however we were willing to give something up for the sake of unity, we would be closer to it.
     
  17. W2L

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    Whether or not there would be unity in that situation is debateable and i dont have the answer to that.

    Im not referring to compromising with the world, nor having fellowship with them. Paul said we dont have agreement with unbelievers and should not be unequally yoked with them. Im more concerned with what goes on inside the Church.
     
  18. brinny

    brinny everlovin' shiner of light in dark places Supporter

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    This happens. All the time.

    Piece-by-piece, what we believe is compromised because it doesn't "fit in" to the "norm", it causes dis-comfort, or it "convicts" of sin, or it prompts "Godly" sorrow.

    So it's given up for the sake of "unity".

    Is this what you mean?
     
  19. brinny

    brinny everlovin' shiner of light in dark places Supporter

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    There's varying beliefs in or concerns about "pleasing" God in the "Church".

    Consequently, there is much compromise, until the "Church" is no more recognizable than the world.
     
  20. jax5434

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    Perhaps a better way approach this would be to ask: "What do you regard as the essential beliefs of Christianity?. "What must you believe, at a minimum, to be saved?
    I'll go first.
    That Jesus Christ is the unique, one of a kind, Son of God; the 2nd part of the Trinity who died for our sins, rose the 3rd day and ascended to heaven.That his is the only name by which we might be saved and that he will return to judge the quick and the dead.
    In all other areas I believe people may disagree. And that being wrong in those areas will not affect your salvation.
    God Bless
    Jax
     
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