Sarah Chardavoyne over at the beautiful site, InkBlots of Hope, has started an awesome new series which centers around how the church hurts itself, exposing different ways in which the church is guilty of doing things which are actually harmful to the Body of Christ. I had the honor of being able to write a guest post for her series. I pray you find it helpful!
I regularly write on the topic of the Mommy Wars and the damage they are doing to the church in our day. One of the ways in which the onslaught of the Mommy Wars is wreaking havoc is by causing us to major on the minors, or to harp on and focus our attention primarily on those issues which are secondary and not actually Scriptural in nature.
Unfortunately, this tendency to major on the minors has become a very common one in Christendom, leading us, as the church, to shoot ourselves in the foot, as it were. Lest we think it no big deal to make this mistake of focusing on issues which are of less importance, let’s consider what this practice actually leads to. When we major on the minors,
We judge each other unfairly and thereby weaken relationships.
Majoring on the minors leads to us judging our brothers based on what we think are the important issues of our day and according to man-made rules, rather than according to what the Lord actually values and calls important in His Word. This quickly weakens the relationships among those in the Body of Christ, which, in turn, weakens the church as a whole.
To read the rest of the post, head on over to Sarah’s awesome site, InkBlots of Hope.