Opinions and Disagreements

— Ron Servant

 

 

Today’s society often fights or argues over many different kinds of disagreements. Some people even kill or murder over arguments caused by disagreements. Sadly to say there is so much discord among people that some people cannot seem to get along with others or their neighbors. There is, of course, a vast amount of so called answers to the worlds’ problems. These answers are really someone else’s opinions. These people’s opinions they believe can solve the most complex questions to the many different kinds of conditions going on in this country. Anyone who watches the news can see there is always someone who believes that there is always a common answer to all the many difficult questions to all the complex problems going on in our world under its present circumstances.

We can also see if we watch the news there are many different opinions of how the government should be run. There is as we know good and evil working in this world. Many people are controlled by this evil at the highest level of the powers there be at work in this world. We also know there are people in high positions in the government that make decisions, some good, some bad. I will say that politics should not be discussed with many people. It is not a good way to establish good relationships with others. No matter how many different opinions or questions that needs answers by some people. The main answer there will always be God who knows all things, understands all things, and has unlimited knowledge about the world in which we live, or our own lives. He knows what is best for our lives and is willing to help us when we call out upon him and wants us to surrender our problems and our troubles to him.

It is also true that there are people who are angry about the state of our nation and there are people who are sad about the state of our nation. There are not troubles just within our government but we know there have been arguments that have torn people’s lives apart. Most of us should be more considerate of others and stop arguing over the many differences we have in this world or in our own lives. Many of us know there are certain disagreements that separate from the Love of God, and our different opinion about things pertaining to this life. We all fall short of loving our neighbors since the love of God is the only thing that can bring people together when we are faced with much discord among ourselves.

So as there is much discord among us and in the government, there is also much discord in the different religions around the world. Since there is so much discord in religions, we must take a closer look at the only book where peace, love and joy can be found and where is unity of the Spirit. This book is referred to as the divine Word of God, the Holy Bible. The Bible is the only book where people can share their faith without having to argue. The Word of God is where people will find the true answer to all the differences that separate us or bring division among us.

My friends, since there are many divisions among people, the Apostle Paul warns the church about divisions. I Corinthians 1:10 says,

“I appeal to you brothers in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought.”

I have seen people will come together when there are great troubles in this country, like in natural disasters such as Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, but why is it we cannot come together when things are going well in this country. I already know there is much hate in this country and there is much selfishness in people’s lives.

There are also other scriptures that show us to come together in unity. Philippians 2:1-2 states

“If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of life, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, fulfill ye my joy that ye be likeminded having the same love being of one accord of one mind.”

We can see by these scriptures that there is unity to those who believe in Christ as their savior. I do believe even Christian will not always agree on everything but can come to an understanding to know how to live in unity of the Spirit. By coming to an agreement that the Word of God is truth and if they acknowledge the Word of God as the only way they can live in agreement they should accept correction when they are wrong.

The only way people can come together is to acknowledge that God is the only one who can do the impossible. We should also realize that there will never be total agreement in this present world that we live in today. There will only be perfect unity when we get to heaven to those who know Christ. There can be no division in his Kingdom. There is only perfect holiness, joy, peace and love. The presence of sin cannot enter his kingdom.

Those who know Christ for the most part can agree with Matthew 19:26 which says,

“But Jesus beheld them and said unto them with men this is impossible but with God all things are possible.”

Luke 1:37 says, “For with God nothing shall be impossible.”

Mark 10:27 says, “And Jesus looking upon them saith with men it is impossible but not with God for with God all things are possible.”

Many people that I have come to know in this world seem to enjoy to argue about everything they speak about concerning their own insight or their own knowledge whether or not it is right or wrong. No matter what people think or say God is the only one who is right 100 percent of the time. One thing we can always agree on people are unique in their own way. We can always learn a lot from each other if we are willing to listen to each other. This is an important fact if every one of us was the same, we could not learn from each other and the world would be a boring place to live. Since we have different opinions about the things pertaining to this life we do not have to fight or argue who might be right or wrong to their own ideas. God determines according to his Word who is right or wrong.

I agree and I believe that other people do too if we cannot get along well with others. We should accept the fact that other people can only be changed by the Lord’s Spirit. It is important to realize if we cannot change our own lives to live like Christ, then we need to focus on what is wrong in our relationship with God. We cannot be an effective witness to others if we are not in right relationship with God ourselves. We cannot change the behavior of others who are in opposition to us. We should at all costs live at peace with our neighbors.

There is much criticism in this world today. People do have the right to voice their opinions. I do not think we should be so critical of others that we offend them with the words we say. The Lord wants us to be considerate of others feelings. Christians know it is better to be an encouragement to others rather than to try to put other people down.

There is a purpose for everything that goes on in the world. There is a reason that we are here in this world. One of those reasons is not so much to try to change others views of how this would should be but to carry the message of salvation to as many people who will accept his love and forgiveness. This world would be a much better place to live if everyone accepted Christ as their savior, but this is not the case at all. Some will choose the world instead of choosing his salvation plan.

People who have chosen the ways of this world than to have a relationship with Christ will one day suffer great consequences for the choice they have made. Many of them, so sad to say, may go through terrible crises in their lives. I know I would not give up on God or his salvation for anything else that this world could give me. The only chance people have to get through the troubles of this life is by believing in Christ and his Word. They can come to know how wonderful life can be once they have received his salvation and how great it can be to get along with others and come to know the goodness and greatness of what it is like to love their neighbors and to know the love of God to become real in their lives. Those people who come to know the Lord can experience what it can be like to have a brand new attitude toward themselves and others.

So no matter what kind of opinion some of us may have toward people concerning the things pertaining to this life or the ways of the world or how come people should act and behave with all their disagreements towards one another we will all have to stand before the judgment seat of Christ and give an account for all the things we have done in this life whether good or bad.

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