Tuesday, April 10, 2012

If I Share Your Post, Are We In Agreement?

The short answer is “NO.”

The longer answer is this: Very rarely do we find someone we entirely agree with. As a matter of fact, I do not believe I’ve ever met anyone I agree with 100%. My husband comes close. However, even we do not agree all of the time. (Our views do closely coincide—in case you were wondering.)

There are times when I believe a writer makes a good point, and I may share those words. Sometimes I share simply to get people to think outside the box.

Many of us confine ourselves within certain parameters and are suspicious of anyone else’s views. I say to never be afraid to examine what someone else believes. Hold it up to the standard of the Bible. See if it agrees. If so, it should change you.

If it does not measure up to God’s word, you need to point out the incorrect teaching so that others will not be led astray.

Sharing the words of others leads us to think more deeply about the truths we hold.

And that’s a good thing.

2 comments:

  1. I agree, Sheila. We can respect another's point of view even if we don't agree with every aspect. Diversity propels thought. (And wouldn't the world be boring if everyone thought exactly alike? We need some variance to keep us thinking!)

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    1. So true! The world would be so boring if we thought alike!

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