Welcome to my blog! My name is Wil Clark. I am a sinner saved by Gods grace! On my blog I will be posting some thoughts I have acquired from God's Word. I am very much human, and humans are faulty sometimes. I will try my best to post accurate interpretations and applications of Gods Word. Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Biblical Way of Handling a Problem

What is the Biblical way of handling an issue with a fellow believer? Well, the Bible is very clear on how an individual who has been offended should address and resolve the problem. When you as a Christian are offended by a brother go to him, and seek to resolve the problem. "Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone" We as Christians need to be seeking unity amongst each other. Pastor Jerry Clark states "We need to strive to get along with fellow Christians even if the only thing we have in common is our faith in Christ." When somebody offends us, we need to look at it as a chance to grow in wisdom. If we seek a resolve instead of conflict, we will grow in Christ.
Churches have been split because of this issue. People in the local church get offended and instead of going to the offender and seeking to solve the problem, they go to their close friends in the church, and spread the offense, sometimes adding twists or complete falsities to the story to try to gain some type of alliance. Pretty soon, the whole church is at odds with itself. This is not the unity that is talked about in Ephesians. Paul addresses the fact that the church is a body, and Christ is the head of that body. How can this body function if parts of it is literally at war with other parts of that same body?
Sometimes in the local church and in life in general, Christians get offended with one another. What we need to realize is that the reason we are here goes far beyond our little self. If we truly put Christ first, and humble ourselves before Him, we will seek to resolve issues as quickly as possible. We are here to serve, praise, and spread the name of Christ, not to get offended at one another and split the Lords churches.
Eph 5:23 "For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body."

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