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Christians: What is more important in this day and age?

Truth in doctrine OR peace amongst the church? In other words, is it more important to debate doctrine in order to seek truth, or to agree to disagree for the sake of peace?

 
-Eilish-

Asked by -Eilish- at 4:08 PM on Dec. 16, 2010 in Religious Debate

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  • Both. I always seek truth and disagreement is definite, just as Jesus stated-these are my beliefs as a christian.
    2tinyhineys

    Answer by 2tinyhineys at 4:14 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • I don't put much stock into doctrines or orthodoxies. I believe the true calling of a Christian is a calling of love, not a calling of "correct belief". ;)
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 5:54 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • Love and Grace! He said Love one another! If this was not important He would not have said it. He wants us as Christians to love everyone even the ones that wronged us. It is so important and in doing so it brings people to Christ which brings forth the unity the the body of Christ needs which brings healing to the body which brings freedom ....... :-)
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 7:53 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • It's about finding balance. Absolutely dont compromise what you feel is truth and dont stop seeking, but in the process, dont become a stumbling block to others. If people are getting offended, or hurt, or there is real division among the church, then agree to disagree.
    new_mom808

    Answer by new_mom808 at 8:28 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • but didn't Christ offend with His teaching? He was crucified for it, and his Disciples (barring one or two) were martyred for their teaching which was offensive
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    he wasnt crucified because the leaders were offended, so much as their egos were threatened and their power was at risk. Big difference.
    new_mom808

    Answer by new_mom808 at 8:31 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • Ok so what is more important peace or truth..... you need both really... but what I want to ask you is this.. are you talking about the Peace of Christ or the world's peace... you see there is a huge difference between the two.
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 9:59 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • How can a false teaching be truth? Ah... this is where you need to have discernment to know where the twisting is.
    Remember how the snake came to Eve and said YOU will surely die if you eat the fruit? True you will die but the death is not physical but spiritual. Eve did not see that.. and so yes the Snake spoke the truth but it was a false one at the same time. This is what happens with false teachings all the time. You have to know the real thing to discern the truth of His word. This is why it is vital for Christians to READ the word and get to KNOW it in their spirit when you don't and the twist comes you might miss it and get pulled into a lie instead.
    When you know it in your spirit you will be able to bear witness to what is truth and what is not and then you can be in that place to agree or not disagree . Anyway I hope I am not going far off base! :-)
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 11:34 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • The Bible says we should not offend the brethern, and to stand strong in the faith. I would say the truth of the doctrine is for you, but that to walk as Jesus did we must not offend those who don't understand.
    twdivine24

    Answer by twdivine24 at 4:18 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • but that to walk as Jesus did we must not offend

    but didn't Christ offend with His teaching? He was crucified for it, and his Disciples (barring one or two) were martyred for their teaching which was offensive.
    -Eilish-

    Comment by -Eilish- (original poster) at 4:21 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • Jesus didn't set out to purposely offend anyone. The Pharisees had already decided they hated Him. He could say "good morning",and they would be offended, simply because it came from Jesus. He told everyone the truth, taught only from His Father's Word, and treated everyone the same.
    cbk_mom3

    Answer by cbk_mom3 at 5:09 PM on Dec. 16, 2010