GOOD GRIEF, ANOTHER ARGUMENT?

Some Christians love to argue

When they listen to other Christians talk, you can see the anticipation in their eyes as they hope there are slight differences of opinion they can wrangle over. They view the internet as one of history’s greatest gifts, because it provides endless opportunities for arguments with believers they have never even met.

Certainly there are theological battles worth fighting

However, there is also the question of our motives in these battles. Is this truly for God’s honor or for our pride? Is it love for God and neighbor that gets you into controversy, or is it a proud desire to strut your opinions, flaunt your learning, and see your enemy discomfited?

Does this battle need to be fought?

What is actually being accomplished for Jesus’ Kingdom? From my perspective most battles are in defense of our own kingdom and pride.

Just as importantly is how we treat people as we enter these battles

There are never to be times when we neglect the fruit of the Spirit in how we interact with people! 

At Christianity.com, Jim Hamilton wrote an article entitled, “Do you love controversy or people?” If you find yourself regularly in verbal battles, I hope you will take 5 minutes to read the article and ask God to reveal your own heart to you.

If we truly are concerned with truth, then we must be concerned for it in our heart most of all

R

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