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At Heritage, we have the unbelievable benefit of being a very diverse community. 400+ students from over 25 different nationalities. We are a field of multi-colored tulips and even many different types of flowers. It is truly a beautiful thing. However, as we join hands as a Christian community and seek to journey together, sometimes we can begin claiming that we need to look and act in a very specific manner. Instead of helping each other on the journey of faith, we begin to judge each other's journey.
John Wesley described salvation as a process calling it "the way of salvation". There is a community element to that process. So while salvation is a very personal thing between you and God, it has a communal aspect to it. That does not mean, however, that we can begin dictating what each person's "way of salvation" must look like.
Do me a favor, think about your salvation experience thus far and share in the comment section how it has been different from someone else's salvation journey (no need to mention names). In a positive way, describe how someone has encouraged you in your journey without demanding that it look a certain way.