Thursday, August 11, 2022

Don't Be Afraid to Disagree

Don't be afraid of disagreement. We wouldn't have had the creeds if there weren't serious disagreements about doctrine in the early church. There wouldn't have been a Reformation if people hadn't taken a stand for truth. Yet those things brought the church back to where it needed to be. 

In a sense, the church is in the midst of a new Reformation, calling people back to the Bible. Our Lord said he would rather have a man be cold, without any profession whatsoever that he was a Christian, than a lukewarm moderate. We cannot carry out the mission of the church without boldly asking God for a new Pentecost and courageously removing any limits on what he is permitted to do in our lives and our churches.