Not all stories have such an end, but if you live in the tension of acceptance and agreement with someone, listen to me about it. If I had chosen to consider acceptance and consent as synonyms, I am not sure that my parents presented their lives to Christ. If I thought there would be no difference between accepting and reconciling with my parents, we would not have a relationship today. Never rely on an agreement on a theology or a life choice. What we agree about the changes. Building love on the agreement will lead us to manage tensions in a dangerous way: alienating the beloved, sacrificing convictions, sweeping convictions under the carpet, etc. Even in some of my closest relationships, we will not agree, but I refuse to abandon this relationship. I will always defend my convictions with confidence. I`ve never been afraid to talk about matters of faith, but that doesn`t mean I was acting like a jolt and a punch to suck with my faith.
Jesus speaks of this love in Matthew 5:46: “If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for it?” Jesus also reminds us to imitate God`s attitude towards others in Luke 6:35-36, “for he (God) is friendly to those who are ungrateful and wicked. You must be compassionate, as your father is compassionate. A few years later, in Romans 2:4 Paul asked Roman Christians to reflect on God`s example by loving those who make life choices that lead to sin: “Do you not see how wonderful, tolerant and patient God is with you? Doesn`t that mean anything to you? Don`t you see that his kindness is meant to turn you away from your sin? In a culture where differences have become synonymous with hatred and judgment. It is becoming more and more difficult to form authentic relationships with opposing points of view – but not impossible. If Daniel Nebuchadnezzar could really love and respect. One of the worst rulers ever to live. Shame on us Christians who hate and judge those who have never known the love of Christ. Because of our heist, we are vulnerable to conflict and are generally afraid of “theirs”. I encourage Christians who spend too much time defining their opponents to apply the difference between acceptance and consent.
If we confuse acceptance with agreement, we do not like what we should. “My love for another person lies in my acceptance by them and not in my consent to decisions they may or may not make.” Accepting and accepting seems to be related, but there is a big difference between them. There can be many things that we can accept without being pleasant. The difference is clear in the following article. “Agreement between experimental observations and theory” My love for another person lies in my acceptance by them and not in my consent to decisions they may or may not make.