Recently, I heard the statement, “I don’t let theology get in the way of unity.”
Here’s just a couple of my thoughts on that.
Jesus did say that he wanted us all to be united:
21 I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me. John 17:21
But he also had this to say:
I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book. Revelation 22:18-19
Finally, he gave this warning, too:
14 Keep reminding God’s people of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen. 1 Timothy 6:4
So, be careful about those who would proclaim something that isn’t written in the Bible – that would be someone starting a cult. But don’t quibble over obscure words or difficult to understand passages, either. Instead:
5 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. 1 Timothy 6:4
God bless us all as we struggle to find the truth.