I have had an interesting talk with a favorite person. As in most conversations in time, the subject rolls around to weather, politics, beliefe system and personal relationships. I guess there is not much else to talk about really.
Being in a group of people that I do not know well, I am hesitante to "speak" what I actually think. Today it is called being "politically correct". There are just some things we should not express in public. Yet, those are our thoughts, feelings or personal convictions that we hold to be true. Do we deny them in order to be "accepted" by those within our circle of acquaintances? Not sure at this point.
It would seem that if a person is true to their self, then when opportunity arises it is the right and automatic thing to do but to express our opinion, expressing it of course, in a mild and courteous manner. Perhaps that is the answer to it all; just being polite and not obnoxtious as some are. No one wants to be around someone who is rude. Expressing ones opinion then, in my understanding, needs to done in the correct manner.
When someone asks me about a subject and wants an answer, then I must give my answer as I see it, as I know it to be true. Some questions are answered as we see it, while other questions are answered within the boundrys of the Bible or scientific authority.
I suppose I lost a friend these days when I did not agree with what is happening in the United States as far as politics is concerned. I will not, nor can not agree with the present administration and the socialist leanings of our government.
Another friend who has never understood the doctrine of the Trinty and where it came from, but can not belive there is only one God. He accepts the Trinity to be the only way to belive.
To give up my understanding of the oneness of God, would be a great "turning away" from truth. There is no "political corrections" on the matter. There is no trinity in heaven but only One Lord and his name is Jesus. Many have been burned at the stake for beliveing in One God.
Expressing ourselves in a godly manner is the correct way to express our selves. Not to offend, but to let the listener know what we actually belive. Be true to what you know to be true, no matter what others may think of you.
Just some thoughts that I wanted to share with you today. What do you think?