We Know in Part

      If I feel that the Lord has given me a particular insight into an important truth, I should not try to coerce everyone else to embrace it with the same zeal that I do. A church should be free in this matter. Every believer is at liberty to embrace and share his or her understanding of Christ. However, a church will only grow when its members learn how to incorporate one another’s insights into their overall understanding of the Lord.

      Until our Lord returns, we will all continue to “see in a mirror darkly.” 1 Corinthians 13:12. Consequently, a church ought to learn the fine art of weaving together the varied experiences and insights that each member brings to it. Those experiences and insights will be diverse. But they are what make up the Body of Christ. And as long as they don’t take away from the gospel, they ought to be embraced.