17 Brothers and sisters, I urge you to watch out for people who create divisions and problems against the teaching that you learned. Keep away from them. 18 People like that aren’t serving the Lord. They are serving their own feelings. They deceive the hearts of innocent people with smooth talk and flattery. 19 The news of your obedience has reached everybody, so I’m happy for you. But I want you to be wise about what’s good, and innocent about what’s evil. 20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. (Romans 16:17-20, CEB)
Watch out for people who create divisions and problems against what you have learned.
But what if what you have learned was wrong?
And what if things have changed?
We once thought women were not to be leaders in the church.
We once thought, and some still do, that LGBTQIA+ can not be leaders in the church.
So who is right here and what teaching are we to stick to?
Well if you believe that God has led you to the teaching you have received and you are doing what God has called you to, and others have said they believe that God has led you here and has given you this gift to share, then that is a sign from God.
So many in religious areas want to control, when the love of God will truly set us free to be who God has created us to be.
Be free and share God’s love with the world.