Our Way of Thinking is Not the Same, by MS
By Paul Miller
March 1, 2022
Our way of thinking is not what I see in your publication, The Amish Voice. For myself, I don’t want to judge another group’s way of thinking. Therefore, I ask that you be respectful to others. We are living in the last days, but we have much—many comforting words: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). —MS
Thank you for your letter. We certainly try to respect everyone. As you know, people will not always completely agree on everything. In fact, people often disagreed with Jesus, and He was God. He was hated for speaking against the sins of His culture (John 7:7). He was often opposed by those who followed tradition and religion instead of God and His Word.
It is good that we can discuss these things in a kind manner. We can certainly disagree with others without disliking or disrespecting them—especially if both parties want to know and follow the Bible and God’s truth.
It is certainly true, too, that the Bible provides many comforting words to those who know Him—including the verse you quoted that tells us that those who believe in Jesus have (not will have) everlasting life.
We need to believe what God has said in the Bible rather than simply follow “our way of thinking” or “our group’s way of thinking.” Our way, and even our group’s way, may indeed be wrong at times, which is why Jesus taught us to “search the Scriptures” (John 5:39). Many people have been led astray by following their own thoughts or the beliefs of a group, but it is the holy scriptures that “are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 3:15).
In addition to meeting with other Christians, we hope that you spend time alone with God each day in prayer and reading the Bible. Let us go to the Bible to see what is true and right (Acts 17:11). Let us always be ready to tell others what God has said and be able and willing to discuss the only perfect standard, the Bible, together.
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