When You Do Not Agree

What do you do when you do not agree with what a church teaches?

Do you believe that anyone will agree with everything that a church teaches? I would find it difficult to believe that a church of any size would have 100% of its people agree 100% of the time. There are differences, of course, in primary doctrines and secondary and tertiary doctrines. And some may even argue over what is primary and what is not but even then agreement will be difficult

That being said, I can only speak for myself. While I was at First Baptist, I did not agree with many things they taught but I felt that God wanted me there to make a difference in the lives of a few people. I believe that God has showed me the fruit of this time with specific men that I created relationships with at that church seeking me out for advice and help in discipleship. I actually had a conversation with someone about having a desire to be at a more biblical church but knowing I was where God wanted me to make a difference in specific people’s lives.

I am not entirely sure why I am at my new church other than I know God wants me there. He might be teaching me something or He might be introducing me to people that I am supposed to influence. Or maybe both those things or something I have not seen yet. I have not been there an entire year yet but I have built relationships and still feel that I am in the right place.

I think you might also ask the question “What is the church for?” Is the church for the elect or the non-elect? Some will say that it is to bring in the lost and save them (which God can do) and others say it is to build the body of believers so they can be sent out, create relationships, and bring people to Jesus. Is the preacher the only person tasked with making disciples? Is that how we see people being saved in the New Testament? Bring them to a building and let someone preach to them? Do we see relationships being created and people shown the Christian life by living life together in a community? All very good questions.

Do you agree with 100% of what your church teaches? Do you believe that you have to agree 100% for salvation?

If all the people who know the truth stay together and do not “infiltrate” other churches as God leads them, then how will others be brought to the light? That is a good question there.

What do you think?  Why do you go to a church in which you disagree with some of the doctrines?

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