– Gerald Sittser. IVP Books.
“Jesus’ new commandment requires special attention when believers don’t get along. It’s our diversity that makes love hard; it’s also diversity that makes love necessary. That’s why I prefer the strategy of learning to love one another when there is every reason not to. That is love’s greatest test. As Paul wrote, love does not insist on its own way. It’s not self-rightesous, though it must still be grounded in the truth.
This book has presented a modest plan to help the church function as a family. It has not whitewashed difficult problems, advocated absolute tolerance or dismissed disagreements and divisions in the church as irrelevant. But neither has it answered every question, solved every dispute, revealed the right and wrong position on every issue. Instead, it has attempted to show what Christians can do despite these unanswered questions. It has pointed to the way of love. That does not make questions and disputes less troublesom, only less significant in light of Jesus’ ultimate standard.”
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