I'm leaving the comments off this blog for a reason, no man was ever saved as a result of endless debate. I don't know of anyone who was ever "argued into" the kingdom of heaven. If you can be argued into a position, you can be argued out of it as well. If you've been experienced into a position, if you've felt and seen the power of the Holy Spirit move in your life....that's an entirely different story.
Some would say, "but if you don't debate, how will you know if you're wrong?"
Guess what? The God I serve is more than willing, and more than able to correct His servants...
Let's look at what the bible says about "debating" and it's "usefullness"....
28So Saul stayed with them and moved about freely in Jerusalem, speaking boldly in the name of the Lord. 29He talked and debated with the Grecian Jews, but they tried to kill him. 30When the brothers learned of this, they took him down to Caesarea and sent him off to Tarsus.
Saul spoke the truth, and what did they try to do? Kill him.....
28And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
29Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
2 Corinthians 12:19-21
20For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults:
In today's so called christianity, there is so much deceit, so much error, so much arrogance, that if a man spent his entire time debating the apostates, nothing constructive would ever get done. The prophets in the bible did'nt spend their time endlessly debating. They spoke against the apostacy they saw and the people tried to (and did) kill them for it. Nothing's changed.
When Jesus walked the earth, He reserved his harshest words for "religious people", and so called believers who were in fact liars and enemies of the truth. Should His servants today be any different? Grace and Peace~brotherD
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