Here's some food for thought for everyone on this thread...
“A couple of things work against us. First of all our age… You are one of the crowing specimens of humanity if you become more gracious and flexible as you pick up age. Let’s go there together. 2nd
working against us is our conservative evangelicalism. <tire screeching sound> It’s just so easy to fall into the trap that every single thing we believe is absolutely right. Consonants are important. RIGHT. And… And. A person is automatically a heretic if he doesn’t agree. Or worst. A liberal!”
- Chuck Swindoll, The Grace to Disagree...and Press On, Part 1, Starts around 9:00 minute mark.Chuck's key points...
1. Disagreements are inevitable. (Different views, opinions, etc.)
2. Even the godly will not always agree. (Paul and Barnabus?)
3. In every disagreement there's two ingredients: A) An issue revolving around principles of life, Scriptures, my experience, and my upbringing. B) Differing viewpoints depending on a person's personality.
4. In many (most) disagreements each side has valid points.
You can listen to it here