Closed minds are hard to work with. I get it. A person has a fixed opinion or conviction about a subject. I’m that way about salvation. There’s only one way to be saved. “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.” I am however open as to who can be saved. Salvation is for everyone, who believes.
On many other subjects, can we have an open mind? Is there really only one way to solve a problem or advance a cause? Must we all be democrats or republicans or independents or libertarians? Isn’t there room for a few different ideas? There should be.
As you read the press or listen to the media, many people are just plain adamant about how things must be done. The President of the United States declares that people who don’t accept global warming are undeniably wrong. I’ve read some opinions of scientists who have a different opinion. How interesting.
Please there are absolutes in life, but that does not include every issue or subject. Can we have a few open minds among us?
“Fathers, don’t exasperate your children by coming down hard on them. Take them by the hand and lead them in the way of the Master.” Ephesians 6:4 MSG