The Stamp of Approval

Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus– Romans 15:5. God’s Word in Romans 15:5 encourages Christians to be likeminded one toward another, yet at times this may appear to be one of the most difficult requests given by God. The reason this seems so difficult for people is because of misunderstanding God’s true intent in this verse of Scripture. It is so very true that Christians disagree on many secular things and they probably will continue to disagree. The word according means a standard, and that standard is according to Christ Jesus. What is according to Christ Jesus or what is the standard upon which Christ Jesus has stamped his approval? All the things that Christ has done for humanity, and these are revealed to us throughout the Church Epistles (Romans through II Thessalonians).” ~LMJ~