Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
I was walking out of my Dr.'s office when I remembered I hadn't paid my Co-pay. When I mentioned it to the nurse she said I didn't have to pay because I had Medicare. I explained that Medicare was my secondary and I was pretty sure I owed her $20. She called the insurance company and announced that I was right. I told her I would rather have been wrong.
Being right isn't necessarily a good thing. Once I got very upset with my first wife and stalked out of the room and mumbled to God that it was impossible to put up with her and that it was clear that I was right only to hear in my spirit that He wasn't interested in who was right, only in who was loving.
I think we have to remember that. Perfecting the saints isn't teaching them the correct theology, it's about encouraging them to love God and their neighbors. In my small circle of friends whom I consider to be Christian I don't argue theology. I tell them my belief, I listen to their belief and then we go our ways trusting God to correct the one who is wrong if necessary. This generally works. Of course most of the time the difference isn't important enough for either of us to care about determining who's right. The important thing is to love our neighbor as ourself. Not having a creed is a good thing. We just have to remember to love our neighbor even though theydon't understand the things of God very well. :)