In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things charity

Scripture reference

Romans 14:1–15:12 (ASV)

But him that is weak in faith receive ye, yet not for decision of scruples. 2One man hath faith to eat all things: but he that is weak eateth herbs. 3Let not him that eateth set at nought him that eateth not; and let not him that eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him. 4Who art thou that judgest the servant of another? to his own lord he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be made to stand; for the Lord hath power to make him stand. 5One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let each man be fully assured in his own mind. 6He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord: and he that eateth, eateth unto the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, unt...


At Pingtuchow, Jonathan Goforth faced every imaginable obstacle that could hinder the work of the Holy Spirit. There were wide disagreements amongst the missionaries, including disunity over non-essential doctrines. However, things changed on the sixth day when the leading missionary was convicted and apologized to his opponent. That began a reconciliation chain culminating in the transformation of that church; everyone confessed their sin. Three years later, more than three thousand have been added to the church in that region.