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Agree to Disagree

Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.

Romans 14:19

As believers, we aren’t always going to agree on everything. And that’s why we should just “agree to disagree” sometimes when the issue at hand is leading nowhere.

It is with a heavy heart that I write this. For I have decided to leave Prevail Church. I will not go into details as to why but realize this, this decision did not come lightly. After careful consideration and prayer and digging into God’s Word, leaving is the decision I have ultimately made.

So for the next several weeks/months I will be visiting other churches in the area to find one that I feel God is leading me to.

I am leaving peaceably. I have no ill will towards any person at Prevail. This was just a decision that had to be made.

5 thoughts on “Agree to Disagree

  1. There are non-negotiables in the Bible, I heard a pastor say that this week. Regarding salvation, Jesus, His resurrection, etc. Those cannot for any reason be swept under the rug, however, as you stated, that doesn’t mean we fight. We are to do all things with love, with grace, that our speech is seasoned with salt (Colossians 4). Every thing we say or do needs to be with the focus of Jesus. And leaving situations, debates, people, etc often can be a good thing.

    *There are some topics, for sure, that people can have differences on, too.

    We are not to let our pearls be trampled. We are not to be encouraging of false doctrines, nor should we feel obligated to stay. The truly hard part is… in serving Jesus, these decisions can be SO hard to make! There are kind people who are not true followers of Jesus. There are leaders who think they are doing good, and they are wolves in sheep’s clothing.

    Again, I don’t know your situation, it may not relate to all or any of these things. But ever since last fall when it seemed like God was teaching me a lot about false teachers and doctrines MAN the deception, bitterness, anger, lies, and so much more…it’s everywhere!!!!

    I’ll be praying for you! I truly saw your love for this church, and I can only imagine this choice is heartbreaking.

    When we left a church because it was clear it was not where we needed to be I was so conflicted about it. Weeks leading up to it I was in tears praying for God to direct. A church should not be a place that gives confusion. It should not be a place you leave feeling uncomfortable because of the people. (Being convicted by a sermon is completely different.)

    People aren’t perfect, for sure, but we are to come together. We are to love like Christ. Not everyone in the church is going to be able to do that, but again, we need a core group of true believers. We need to be able to encourage brothers and sisters in Christ. We need to encourage those who maybe they think they have a walk with Jesus, but they don’t, and we need to still love the hypocrites in grace.

    Leaving a church is hard. Making that decision is hard. I’ll be praying for you and that the Lord leads you to fellowship and a church that can encourage you to walk closer to Jesus.

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    1. It was definitely a decision I never wanted to have to make but in this case, it was necessary!

      I thoroughly enjoyed the church I attended today. I definitely would like to attend next week. I actually went to college with the pastor! I was a couple years ahead of him!

      Thank you so much for your prayers!

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