We recognize that there are some CORE issues of Christianity and some PERIPHERAL issues. An example of a CORE issue would be the resurrection of Jesus. The only opinion taught is that there was a physical resurrection of Jesus. An example of a PERIPHERAL issue would be how often you should take communion. It is an issue about which there is room for more than one opinion. whether to sing hymns or choruses is a PERIPHERAL issue while the fact that we only come to God through Jesus is a CORE issue.
IN CORE ISSUES- WE HAVE UNITY
"There is one body and one spirit...there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all." Ephesians 4:4
IN PERIPHERAL ISSUES- WE HAVE LIBERTY
"Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters. Who are you to judge someone else's servant? To his own master he stands or falls...so then each of us will give an account of himself to God...so whatever you believe about these things keep between yourselves and God." Romans 14:1, 4, 12, 22
IN ALL OUR BELIEFS- WE SHOW LOVE
"If I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can move mountains but have no love, I amount to nothing at all." 1 Corinthians 13:2