When Secondary Issues Become Primary
July 25, 2012, 11:20 am
Filed under: Milk and Meat
by Scott Price

“For I am determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.”   I Corinthians 2:2

The gospel of Christ is the message condensed within the whole of Scripture that shines forth in predominance and should be our primary concern. The gospel is the message declaring how God was glorified by the Person and work of Jesus Christ as He saved guilty sinners. All other issues in the Scripture are of secondary importance when put next to the gospel. When a church body gathers for fellowship and worship it must be done with the primary focus on gospel issues not secondary or side issues. In other words we are not to major on the minors. If someone believes the same gospel we do there should be no problem with them worshiping together with us. This means even if they do have differences in side issues like church government, millennial views, social differences, musical preferences, liberty issues, etc., we can still focus together in worship in a gospel context and get along fine. Continue reading