If Christian individuals make these commandments by the grace of God, they can become churches that are communities of peace. Is that imperfect? Yes, yes. Nothing will be perfect until the return of Christ and his glorious kingdom. But for now, Christ calls his disciples to unite in local, imperfect communities that promote and maintain the responsible mark of peace that pleases God. James tells us that an all-out war on sin is what it takes to realize it. Christians simply cannot afford to be passive when faced with the dangers of uncontrolled sin and sinful conflict. But avoid senseless controversies and genealogies, quarrels and quarrels over the law, because they are not profitable and worthless. Refuse a de facto man after a first and second warning, knowing that such a man is perverse and sins, condemns himself. Who went up to heaven and came down? Who picked up the wind in their fists? Who put water in a dress? Who built all the ends of the earth? What`s his name and his son`s name? I`m sure you know it! Note how generous Paul is to both parties.
It assumes that both sides exercise their freedoms or restrictions on the glory of God. Wouldn`t it be surprising to be in a church where everyone gave themselves the benefit of the doubt about these differences instead of turning everything as bad as possible? If your brother opposes you, go and tell him his guilt, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you`ve won your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two more to have each charge determined by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell the Church. And if he refuses to listen to the Church, let him be yours as a non-Jew and customs officer. Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write a call to you to fight for the faith that was handed over once and for all to the saints. With regard to each area of divergence on third-level issues [i.e. controversial issues that should not be dying in the ecclesial family], a Church will have two groups: (1) those who are “weak in faith” on this issue (14:1) and (2) those who are strong” (15:1). The weak in the faith have a weak consciousness in this matter and the strong in faith a strong consciousness. When I speak in the languages of men and angels, but I have no love, I am a strong gong or a frigid basin.
And if I have prophetic powers and I understand all the mysteries and all the knowledge, and if I have all the faith to eliminate the mountains, but I have no love, I am nothing. If I have to give everything I have, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but I don`t like it, I earn nothing. Love is patient and friendly; Love is envied and does not pride itself; This is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own path; It is not irritable or irritating. … 6 If one of you has an argument with another, do you dare to bring him before the wicked to judgment rather than to the people of Yahweh? 2 Don`t you know that the Lord`s people will judge the world? (B) And if you`re supposed to judge the world, don`t you have the right to evaluate trivial cases? 3 Don`t you know that we will judge the angels? How much more the things in this life! 4 If they argue over such things, do you ask those whose way of life is despised in the assembly to ask for a decision? 5 I say this to shame you. (C) Is it possible that none of you are intelligent enough to judge an argument between believers? (D) 6 But instead, one brother (E) pursues another, in front of disbelievers! (F) I remember hearing one day the biblical counselor David powlison say that a wonderful feature about true Christians is that they love light. and if the truth is given, they will accept it.