A minority of one with
truth is much greater than a majority of many with untruth! Historically, the
majority has been wrong on many occasions concerning both social and religious
issues. Some examples of this: Jesus, the Christ, challenged the
majority's view of God, race, religion, law and love. Abraham Lincoln challenged the majority's view on slavery
and equality for all humanity.
Martin Luther King, Jr. challenged the majority's view on
discrimination, segregation and civil rights.
All of these men were in
the minority of popular thought during their lives and were also each killed
for their truth. Yet, all of us
now walk in and enjoy the benefits of their truth. If you find comfort and safety in the majority, you may end
up comfortably and safely on the wrong side of history. However, even if you consider yourself
and the way you think as being a part of the minority, it can be tricky dealing
with others, in the majority, in a loving, respectful manner.
Few things draw as
emotional a response from people as talking about religion; Christianity and
the Bible specifically. Some
things to remember when engaging in Biblical discussion with people who do not
think as you do can make this process go more smoothly.
One, but has many members.
All of the
members support the work of the Christ.
Let us never say to a fellow seeker of truth,
whether they are in the majority or the minority, that we have no need of
them. For as the body is one
and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one
body, so also is Christ. For by
one Spirit we were all baptized into one body - whether Jews or Greeks, whether
slaves or free - and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. For in fact the body is not one member
but many. But God composed the
body, having given greater honor to that part which lacks it, that there should
be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for
one another. And if one member
suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the
members rejoice with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and members
individually. I Corinthinas