We are thinking on Biblical theology, the 2nd mark of a healthy church. I have often found when thinking about these things that it is as easy to get into a dispute with those who differ as it is to slip on ice. Why do I say this? Because “sound Biblical doctrine” is defined differently by different groups. Who is right?
Well, historically there has been a way to decide who is right and within the bounds of orthodox Christian belief and who is not. An obscure little known German Lutheran pastor once said: “In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things charity.” (Rupertus Meldenius) Though one does need to define what is an essential and non-essential doctrine this is helpful to guide us in doctrinal disputes. Some have defined these things in this order: absolutes, convictions, opinions, and questions. Now in the past I have written on these things in depth, you’ll find them here below linked for you to read: