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There are Christians in some denominations who get upset over differences in doctrines -1Timothy 6:4. We all are growing up into the unity of faith -Ephesians 4:13. We're a body of believers. That's why it's important to know God's word. 1Corinthians 3:3 "For ye are yet carnal. For whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?" 
    We all owe each other broad latitude for individual defining beliefs. It is by the unity of tolerance and acceptance that we're able to gain and increase what it is that really counts in personal relationships, and that is; that you believe love will work miracles in your relationships with others, regardless of what religion, what political party, what sexual orientation one may be of. In this way, your belief directs your love. Everyone needs love, no matter how clumsily you may have to begin to express it to them. This approach will, if possible, because some people are just too darn obstinate, bring out belief in others for their health and benefit -Matthew 13:58; Mark 6:5,6. Then there will be more healing, more miracles.
    Remember that one of the nicest things you can do for your neighbor is to say "I've got coffee and cake ready for us. Come on over!" 
    God loves us all! He prospers all (Matthew 5:45), regardless of what religion they may be in, because God looks on the heart (1Samuel 16:7) not what man made doctrines anyone may currently believe -Isaiah 66:2. He even prospers the evil.
    Without love in one's heart shown toward others, how can there be unity? Without love, there can be no real unity. The Father and Christ are one in purpose, one in love, etc., and we in them are the same. We must give others broad latitude for their defining beliefs.
    Some however, reject you when they find out that you think differently (Psalms 55:12) and others just reject you, just because you're you
    We all are Christ's workmanship -Ephesians 2:10; Galatians 4:19. We all belong to Christ -Colossians 1:17-22; 2:19. We have been purchased by Christ -Ephesians 1:11-14.
    None of us will ever see completely eye to eye on all things. We are all different and are being worked with differently by Christ on the road to full illumination of God -Hebrews 4:12 "For the word of God is quick and powerful and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit and of the joints and marrow and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." The word of God brings to us the things of God, enabling us to see ourselves in the true light -John 1:9
    Love is what binds us together. Focus upon that which encourages, that which lifts another up higher in Christ and not upon those things which separate us. A person's heart may indeed be true with God, but may not be readily evident at any particular time that we may be talking with them. 
    Look at what people are doing with their spiritual knowledge and not at what you think they should believe -Matthew 7:20. If Christ is in you what need have you of any religion or cult.
    You with others having the Holy Spirit in you are what comprises the church -John 6:68 "Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life." 
    What is the 'church'?

God has true believers in the Roman Catholic Church, the fundamentalist sects, the Mormons, the Jehovah's Witnesses, Buddhists and probably every group you could name. Never judge a heart by a label. 
    Moving from doctrines-(differences in religious teachings)-to love is spiritual maturity and leads to perfection of heart -Hebrews 5:14; 6:1,2. We all need to add to our hearts what Paul meant in Ephesians 4:3 and again, verse 13 and to learn to live peaceably with others -Romans 12:18. Jesus said love brings togetherness -John 13:35. Whether or not we may or may not agree on every point of doctrine is irrelevant where love is concerned, as love is so much further up the spiritual ladder.-...continues


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