I attended a seminar at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary this week, and presenter Dr Garry Frieseen made the following points on handling differences when our doctrinal viewpoints (our theology) differs:
-Learn to distinguish between matters of command and matters of freedom (Romans 14:14 & 20).
-On debatable issues, cultivate your own convictions (Romans 14:5).
-Allow your friends the freedom to determine their own convictions, even when they differ from yours (Romans 1-2).
-Let your liberty be limited, when necessary, by love (Romans 14:13-15:2).
-Follow Christ as the model and motivator of servanthood (Romans 15:3-13).
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