Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Christmas Day10

And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn.  ~Luke 2:7
One of the Bible studies that I led for many years was held at an over 55 community on Long Island.  We had various denominations represented around our huge table, which was one of the things that made our Bible study group so special.

Every now and again, when it was necessary to explain about Jesus' brothers and sisters, those of the Catholic Church doctrine would balk.  They believe Mary remained a virgin and had no other children.

Even though they saw it in print in their Bibles, their traditions wouldn't allow them to process what God's Word said on the subject.

Originally, I would show them more Scriptures on the subject.  But, I soon learned to stop and lead away from that kind of debate, and bring everything back to our common denominator: Jesus Christ, Himself.

And we remained a successful, close-knit, jointly-fitted together little Body of Believers to the very end.  Hallelujah!

Because of Him and Unto Him,

3 comments:

Bill (cycleguy) said...

Treating others with respect even though we differ is wise. But I also agree with not backing down on the truth.

Martha Jane Orlando said...

Putting Jesus first . . . That was precisely the right thing to do, Diane, because that's what all Christians have in common.
Blessings!

Ed said...

You did good by bringing it back to the Answer.