Recently, someone said to me: “What I like about you is that you allow people to work for/with you – even those that disagree with some of your beliefs.”
That statement blessed me because it’s true. I do. And I know people are going to have erroneous theological beliefs but I believe that God is bigger than any error of ours!
God is into correcting errors. God is into redeeming sinful man. God uses me to help correct others’ errors. God uses others to correct my erroneous thinking, too! It’s straight from Eph. 4:15-16 which is about growth in the body of Christ (“speaking the truth in love”).
No one – none of us – have the market cornered on the truth. In other words, EVERYONE has erroneous beliefs about the Lord – we cannot understand Him completely in our finite brains – so don’t think you are the only one who’s capable of counseling someone biblically.
None of us understand God completely and while we endeavor to be as biblically accurate as possible, we all have wrong beliefs that need the correction of God by His Spirit through His Word. That’s where teamwork in biblical counseling is essential in growing the body of Christ.
-Mark (thankful God is the Redeemer of all of my errors)