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Question: Why can't I take communion with my loved ones who are Christians from another denomination?

Question: Why can't I take communion with my loved ones who are Christians from another denomination?

I remember a little tag on a stroller that my wife and I owned that had these instructions on the stroller – “WARNING – do not fold up this stroller while baby is in it!”  We thought the tag was a joke.  I mean how ridiculous is this warning?  Of course, living in a society that is sue-happy, it’s understandable that lawyers from these companies are doing everything they can to prevent companies from being sued for delinquent behavior. Sometimes, I think the church gets a similar reputation by putting out all these “Do’s” and “Don’ts” out there, but very few “whys” and so people tend to look at the church as just another warning label that very few people pay attention to.

Question: What is the best way for us Christians to show truth in love to those living an outwardly sinful life that the Bible forbids?

Question: What is the best way for us Christians to show truth in love to those living an outwardly sinful life that the Bible forbids?

What this comes down to is a delicate balance between the Law which convicts and often condemns and the Gospel, which uplifts and brings comfort.  Let’s take two real-life situations from the Bible and see how Jesus used both truth and love in a person’s life.