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Dr. Ray Pritchard Christian Blog and Commentary

When Christians Disagree over Politics

  • Dr. Ray Pritchard
    Dr. Ray Pritchard is the president of Keep Believing Ministries, an Internet-based ministry serving Christians in 225 countries. He is the author of 29 books, including Stealth Attack, Fire and Rain, Credo, The ABCs of Christmas, The Healing Power of Forgiveness, An Anchor for the Soul and Why Did This Happen to Me? Ray and Marlene, his wife of 39 years, have three sons - Josh, Mark and Nick, two daughters-in-law- Leah and Vanessa, and four grandchildren - Knox, Eli, Penny and Violet. His hobbies include biking, surfing the Internet, and anything related to the Civil War.
  • 2017 Jan 28
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On Friday I spent an hour with Chris Fabry on Moody Radio talking about the divisions in the evangelical church over the recent election. How do you get along with people who didn't vote the way you did? That's a big question. Here are a few steps we can all take to build unity even when we disagree. Near the end of the program I shared these 10 principles about pursuing unity when we disagree:

1. You don’t have to answer every question. It’s okay to walk away.
2. Watch your anger—it’s God’s warning light!!!
3. Listen more than you talk.
4. Not your job to convince anyone.
5. Put down your cell phone!!!!
6. Attend to your own soul – means of grace—Bible, prayer, worship, singing.
7. Pray for those with whom you disagree.
8. Focus on the gospel.
9. Be a quick forgiver and be quick to ask forgiveness.
10. Better to love from a distance than to bicker up close.
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