Let us not kindle in each other this fire of hell; much less blow it up into a flame. If we could discern truth by that dreadful light, would it not be a loss rather than gain? For, how far is love, even with many wrong opinions, to be preferred before truth itself without love! We may die without the knowledge of many truths, and yet be carried into Abraham’s bosom. But if we die without love, what will knowledge avail? Just as much as it avails the devil and his angels!
—John Wesley, on differences of opinion on doctrine, from his preface to Fourty-Four Sermons: Sermons on Several Occasions. This passage comes right after he admonishes readers to let him know if he is wrong on any matter of doctrine, but to do so kindly. (via momentsifeelfaint)