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When Paul wrote his first epistle to the Corinthians, he wrote in view of a word that came back to him from a source he considered reliable (Chloe’s household). After his greeting and reassurance to them concerning their relationship in Christ, he appealed to them by the Lord’s authority (1:10) to be of the same mind. This is an important point not to be missed. We all have different opinions on any
number of topics, subjects. When it comes to the teachings of Scripture, when it comes to our submitting to the “opinion” of God, then we all must come under the banner (and love) of Christ. This will, invariably, reshape our opinions on a number of topics and subjects. Some people realize this and refuse the Lord’s guidance. Those who refuse the Lord’s guidance/opinion are the reason for division in the local congregation.

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