The Bible: Handling Church Disagreements (1 Corinthians 1:10)
Justin was called to be and had the gift of teaching. Yet whenever he attempted to teach God's Word to his Church he was met with oppositions. How can Christians deal with theological disagreements? More importantly how does God deal with them?
Christians must accept and realize that Jesus Christ is the Head Of Any Christian Church (Ephesians 5:23; Colossians 1:18). God (Jesus) gave Christians the Holy Bible (God's Word) and God's Holy Spirit to lead them (Psalm 119:105; Luke 6:46; Hebrews 4:11-12; John 17:17; Matthew 4:1-11; John 14:26). Christians are to use a Holy Bible directly translated from the ancient language(s). They are not to add to, take away from update or replace God's Word (Revelation 22:18-20).
Overcoming Church Disagreements Rule Number 1-Any Church matter must be solidly (not frivolously) supported by God's Holy Word and God's Holy Spirit. No matter is to be complied to if it isnot solidly supported by both an accurate translation of God's Holy Word and God's Holy Spirit (Galatians 1:6-8; 2 John 1:8-11).
Any person attempting to promote a selfish, ungodly, or carnal (fleshly/of the world) agenda should be immediately shunned in that agenda (1 Corinthians 1:10-15; Galatians 1:6-8; 2 John 1:8-11). Two women brought a matter before King Solomon. God blessed Solomon with wisdom. Solomon was able to discern the selfishly motivated deception involved. He disproved the deceptive woman and acted wisely (1 Kings 3:5-28).
Overcoming Church Disagreements Rule Number 2-Any Church wanting to obey God should immediately shun any agendas that are fleshly (carnal) and out of harmony with God's Word And Will (Spirit) (Galatians 5:15-26; 1 Corinthians 6:9-13; 2 John 1:8-11; James 4:4-10; John 17:9, 15-16; John 15:18-19; 1 John 2:15-17).
If Churches would obey Numbers 1 and 2 above most Satanic oppositions would immediately be "casted down (2 Corinthians 10:4-7)". When Satan tried to divide Jesus' loyalty from God Jesus immediately stood on God's Word and Rebuked Satan away (Matthew 4:1-11). Adam and Eve both gave in to fleshly (human) desires to be Independent of God and To Be God (Genesis 3:1-16). Most rebellions against those advocating God's Word are by those who havenot fully surrended obedience over to God's Holy Spirit (John 3:1-8; John 4:24; John 14:26; 2 John 1:8-11; Acts 1:1-11; Galatians 5:15-24; James 4:1-11).
Overcoming Church Disagreements Rule Number 3- Christians Are Commanded By Their Leader (Jesus Christ) To Walk In The Spirit (John 3:1-8; Galatians 5:16, 26). Anyone called a "chrsitian" who does not obey God's Spirit Leadership will not Rapture with Christians and Jesus into Heaven. These disobedient Christians will be "left behind" in the Great Tribulation to be "made" (or forced)" into God's Holiness (Luke 6:46; Matthew 25:1-12; Matthew 7:13-29; Revelation 7:14; 2 John 1:8-11).
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A Christian who unselfishly honors God should never worry about "christians" who donot. God (Jesus) will deal with such "christians" (John 21:19-22; 1 Timothy 4:12; Matthew 5:16; Matthew 25:1-12; Matthew 7:13-29; Revelation 2:1-29; Revelation 3:1-22; 2 John 1:8-11). Christians should always do what God has told them to do and then just "sit down" (trusting in God to do the rest) (Luke 4:16-21; Jeremiah 1:12; Ezekiel 12:25; Isaiah 55:11; Philippians 1:6; Proverbs 3:5-7; Philippians 4:6-8; 1 Kings 18:15-46; 2 Kings 1:1-15).
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