"Faith and Order"

"Faith and Order" ...represents one stream in the modern.ecumerical movement, dealing with matters of doctrine, *worship, and ecclesial structures as the divided churches seek the restoration of *unity among Christians...where it has been the constitutional function 'to call the churches to the goal of visible unity in one faith and one eucharistic fellowship, expressed in worship and common life in Christ, in order that the world may believe'... Quote from the "Oxford Companion to Christian Thought" pp.232, Now what does the bible say about meshing everything together which is obhorrent to some!!! Turn to bible, ["...John 13:35 (Whole Chapter) By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another..."] And the question for me is, "How binding is this statement???!!!" Were do I draw the line to where I cannot condone what some does and there's not a shadow of turning??? Some lawyer asked Jesus, Good Redeemer what must I do to inherit eternal life??? And Jesus said to him, "What you you are a lawyer, what does the law say???" And he said poingnantly, "To love the Lord with our whole heart, soul, and breath and to love our neighbor as ourselves!!!" Well done, said Jesus, you are not far from the kingdom!!! And certainly was the right answer, but how to do that??? Love the loveless and steem the wicked??? That is perhaps impossible!!! When we see others walking in error in broad daylight: Perhaps a question of ethics or a question of morality or a question of common sense, how do well embrace a wrong hypothesis??? How do you sit in a wrong seminar??? Or reconcile with your antigonist wife or husband or perhaps it is you child, that willl not see your way??? Would you not pray with God for your erring child to see your way??? And love is not different!!! Love prays that those who do see us right, may some day- will see!!! And that is the hope of gospel that like the commentary says, that hope is that in common life in Christ, in order that the world might believe!!! Love doesn't have to agree with someone, just give time and space in prayer for that person or group of person, that they might believe!!! If we hate, the world will never hear the real message of the gospel!!! We don't have to agree, just don't let us be disagreeable!!! Make every effort to make room and let God do his work!!! May you be blessed. Amen. thbg

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