On today’s episode, the guys tackle the topic of unity, division and how we as Christians can avoid it. In the age of social media, division is more apparent than ever. While it’s important that we speak the truth when there are evident and definite errors, we must be very careful about the spirit in which we do so. There are times in which God’s word does divide, but we should take our cues from the Scripture, not the culture, to determine which issues are primary and which are secondary. Romans 16:17 urges us to watch out for those who cause divisions and avoid them.
A large factor in the division of today is the fact that many people have become lazy thinkers, often turning to the opinions of people they admire to form their own opinion. However, the first place we should turn to for wisdom authority is the Bible, and then to our local church. There is a way to have open dialogue about differing views while remaining brothers and sisters in Christ. It is the spirit of divisiveness which God truly hates.
Then, they break down the difference between primary essential, secondary essential, primary nonessential, secondary nonessential and heresy. In the midst of it all, we speak the truth in love and graciousness, because a lot of these things we learn in the progression of our faith. It’s not at all about having convictions and sharing them in the proper context, but rather about maintaining the right heart and attitude. Ultimately, we are the army of Christ and should strive together for the faith of the gospel. We must realize that we are being provoked by demons to create disunity to lose sight of our purpose. Satan’s biggest weapon is misunderstanding and he delights in the division of God’s people. Communication, humility, listening and open dialogue are key elements for unity. There is wisdom in learning to yield.