There’s some good insights and wisdom here from Mark about how to discern what God is doing in our midst, especially, the grace movement, which also goes well with my subject this week. Take some time to read it. It will really help you wrestle through these important issues in the body of Christ today.
There is no shortage of wranglings over theological private interpretations of Scripture, so how do we evaluate whether something is valid or not. Should we follow the loudest voice, stick to tradition, get offended at everyone, take the easiest route, bail out, give in to intimidation, take a vote, toss a coin…? Sadly, most people cave in to one of these easy-out methods. But test it we must, because “each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.” (Rms 14:12)… and none of us wants to blindly run head long over a cliff. Paul charged us to test all things and only hold what is good.
“Test all things; hold fast what is good.” – I Thess 5:21
So beyond the theological points, here are some of my personal thought processes I use to find my footing in…
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