Acts 15:6 “The apostles and elders met to consider this question.”
The question of circumcision as an important addition to belief as the means of salvation is under scrutiny. Peter was amongst the group but there were the others also plus the elders of the Church. The apostles who had spent 3 years with Jesus are meeting to consider circumcision. Jesus hadn’t given them any instruction on this matter. This had come about because of the advancement of the gospel by the Spirit. The questions of your life yesterday are not sufficient for today. Not if you are growing and experiencing the surrendering of your life to the Spirit. You need to keep considering more questions. In a world that seeks answers, the church is tempted to declare they have all the answers. We don’t. There is a shortage of questions. We got rid of many of those who considered new questions, they moved to the fringe and today some have left the house. The church is unified in its sameness. But we are also stuck.
Vision is not only that of seeing where we are going and what we will be doing or what God will be doing for us. Vision is becoming unstuck from where we are through considering questions we have never asked.
There needs to be a new imagining: The imagining of questions.
We need to find the question: Why do we do what we do? Why do we believe what we believe? Why are we who we say we are? Why are the important unshakeable truths so? Why?
Vision only comes through the consideration of questions. If we don’t question then we will stop making new discoveries.