Or do we all have to agree on concrete statements that we consider “truth”? (I see difficulties in the latter, because even an agreement on what is “truth” seems difficult to obtain.) If we want to be a light for the world, perhaps we should focus on the teaching of Christ: “Everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:35 And even in our own Church, it is more likely if we focus on what we believe together than on differences. As our understanding of the truth is progressive, it seems likely that we will have differences of understanding until the arrival of Jesus. After all, we will know more and more the truth in eternity. To the extent permitted by law, you agree to defend, compensate and maintain Unity, its executives, directors, employees and representatives, compensated by and against any claim, remedy, remedy or proceeding as well as any losses, debts, damages, costs and expenses, including, but not limited, to reasonable legal and accounting fees arising from or not from any form related to: (i) your access or use of services; (ii) their content; or (iii) your violation of the agreement or other agreement/license with Unity. These words, quoted by William, seem to briefly summarize how unity and diversity can be experienced within the Body of Christ. Note how Ellen White calls to stand on the PRINCIPLES of the 10 Commandments. It is a much deeper and wider base on which you can stand. A good leader must be aware of this, let him or her and make sure that your team can contradict each other while being united. Don`t be tempted to settle for unanimous decisions and think you`ve created unity. That`s very well said. I just hope the GC will read and listen. They seem determined that we all agree with them within the “unity.” In accepting your remark at the outset, I applied it to an ancient community, of which I was a member, who asked us to show the support and acceptance of those who brought the doctrine opposed to our community, and to undermine many of the members who now follow this crazy belief, for we were told that we must accept unity based on “love” and not doctrine. The universal Church has addressed and solved this problem, but it continues to be brought to our people in our communities, much to the dismay of our people.
The passages I have shared are there to accept or ignore, as you wish. The Word of God will be our measure to accomplish in the court. If too free in our social mixing with those whose standard is lower than what Scripture reproaches the servants of God, the association can commit that some also lower their level.