Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Point no. 9

The tolerance of various forms of Christian Belief has been tolerated to the extent that we have settled with the decision to accept differences without discussion, despite ways that contradict each other and represent a contradictory God.

The Christian Life is one which represents one single God, who is the same yesterday, today and forever. Our walk with Him has different believers at different points in different places as a result of which we will have our differences in belief. Despite having these differences, the fact that we worship the same God must not allow us to separate ourselves over them. This is because we worship the same God who, even if we are at different places with in our walk with Him, will be the same God and hence non-contradictory to himself. We ought to share, discuss and deliberate our experiences in Christ, both as a culture and especially if we find this to be grossly dividing of the community in terms of what we believe indeed. This should be where we learn from those whom we can and grow as opposed to staking our claim for freedom of belief in a different manner in the same Christ. When our experiences dictate otherwise, we must sit across the table and present the different Christs that we have come know, using the Word (because the very reason we would be doing this is because we cannot trust each other’s Holy Spirit guidance and each other’s experiences) to dissect the right from the wrong. As individuals, in the Body of Christ, we have come to simply accept our differences as if we have a God who indeed is fraught with contradiction. Christianity is not a free-for-all.

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