A failure to be of one mind, which should be avoided whenever possible within the church, the family and other areas of everyday life. Christians are urged to maintain the unity of the church and avoid damaging division.
Disagreement within the church
Disagreement in the family
Disagreement among witnesses
Mk 14:56 The background to this statement is Dt 19:15, which demands that conviction can only take place on the testimony of two or three agreed witnesses.
The wisdom of avoiding disagreement
Sin provokes disagreement
Examples where disagreement is inevitable
Examples of resolved disagreement
Ge 13:5-9 Abraham and Lot resolve their disagreement over land and livestock; Ge 26:19-22 Isaac settles a disagreement about the water supply; 1Ki 3:16-27 Solomon resolves a disagreement between two prostitutes.
Ways to resolve disagreement
Accepting weaknesses Ro 14:1
Those who seek to resolve disagreement are blessed
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