Monday, November 12, 2018

In2freedom Vlog ~ Peacekeeper vs Peacemaker

Some church conflicts could be avoided if we clarified words and meanings so we all understood which ones were according to sound doctrine[1] and which were contrary to God’s word.

Such is the case with the terms Peacekeeper and Peacemaker. One is biblical, the other is not.

I want to clarify that, just because a contemporary issue or situation is described with words that are not found in Scripture does not necessarily mean that what someone teaches about those things is unbiblical.

For example, some terms we don’t find in the Bible include eating disorders, drug addictions, dissociative disorders like PTSD, or hormonal influences like PMS.

However, in the same way as Jesus applied sound doctrine to circumstances and life experiences that were not found in the Bible of his day,[2] the church can apply the truth of God’s word to contemporary experiences so that we are living by every word that comes from the mouth of God now even as Jesus’ disciples did then.[3]

In this five-minute Vlog post we consider what it means to be a peacekeeper in contrast to a peacemaker, and how to join God in the only one that accords with the sound doctrine of his word.

© 2018 Monte Vigh ~ Box 517, Merritt, BC, V1K 1B8 ~

Unless otherwise noted, Scriptures are from the English Standard Version (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV ® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.)

[1] Titus 2:1
[2] Remember that the Scriptures available at the time of Jesus’ earthly ministry were those we now refer to as the Old Testament. It should encourage us greatly that he helped people with all kinds of things that were not directly described in those Scriptures, and yet everything Jesus did to help those people were described in God’s word, albeit with a lot of applications that baffled even the most learned of his contemporaries.
[3] Matthew 4:4

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