What should we do when our family members have opposing views? One of our listeners suggested this topic, so today we talk about how we can be gracious & loving while confronting moral issues with these family members. Can we still have fellowship with family members that have different views than we do? We think you can.
Sometimes people confuse preferences and principles. We discuss some examples and talk about how we can have conversations about our preferences, while still being gracious.
The command to love takes precedence over being right about our issue. God commands us to love our enemies. While “enemy” may sound harsh, we often make enemies of people that oppose us, even people in our own family. 1 Corinthians 13 tells us that without love, we are a noisy gong or clanging cymbal.
Our first duty is to love and pray for these family members, in hopes that God, through the gospel, will change them.
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