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July 5, 2014

Part 6 The Quest For Uniformity from Accidental Pharisees by Larry Osborne

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Some favorite quotes from Part 6 The Quest For Uniformity

“there is another reason why real and lasting unity is so elusive. We often confuse biblical unity with its bogus counterfeit: uniformity. It’s an age-old problem.”

“He came to save us in our differences, not from them. God delights in our diversity. Many of our greatest differences are an essential part of his sovereign plan. He actually made us that way — on purpose.”

“when they see fisticuffs and shouting matches breaking out in the eternal security aisle — or the political aisle, or the Holy Spirit aisle — they can’t help but wonder, “What kind of heavenly Father would have a family like that?””

“boundary markers that are narrower than the ones Jesus laid down don’t protect the flock; they divide the flock. They sow discord among brothers, something God says he’s not too fond of.”

“Jesus said, “Do not stop him, for whoever is not against you is for you.” In other words, my kingdom is much bigger than you realize. Don’t get in the way of what I’m doing just because I’m not doing it through you.”

“I’ve often wondered how much of our remarkable unity can be traced to God’s favor with the response I had in my youth pastor days, when I decided to fight for the unity of the body rather than fight for my own preferences and understanding.”

“offering to others the same grace, mercy, and patience when they are dead wrong as Jesus offers to me when I’m dead wrong.”

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