Questions and Answers

Q. How do we handle conversations with others who believe differently than us?
A. It's very common in Christianity for people to say, "the L-rd told me ..." this and such. Ultimately, if they are not honoring the Sabbaths of Yahweh (Isaiah 58:13), then we can pretty much assume that they're speaking falsely, 1 John 2:4. However, who is to say that Yahweh is not leading them to the truth? (2 Tim. 1:9-10). Most of us have believed lies in the past, but here we are. Acceptance doesn't mean we approve or even agree with others, 1 Cor. 5:13. However, accepting others often leads to trust (Romans 12:18; Hebrews 12:14), which then allows others to hear what we have to say. It is said that "time is the ally of deceit"; however, time is also the ally of long-suffering, mercy, understanding and forgiveness. This is, we believe, the essence of loving your enemy, Matthew 5:43.