I believe the enemy is having a field day with us as he knows his time is running out rapidly.
I am seeing so many debates and arguments of late and it’s quite a concern.
Obviously not everyone is going to believe the same as everyone else when it comes to the bible and what it says.
There are about 3 issues (that I’ve been noticing) that are causing major division between Christians lately and by us bickering about it and arguing is causing some major damage.
I think, in some cases, we need to agree to disagree. It neither glorifies God or edifies the body.
Arguing til you’re blue in the face may not necessarily change someone’s opinion or view about a particular topic, so it might be best to just let it go. We have all come across those types of people who think they are right, no matter what anyone says. Those people could be under the strong delusion. “And with all deceivableness of unrigheousness in them that perish; because they received not the love the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.” 2 Thess 2:10-11
Yes, we are called to correct someone if we see them going astray [Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Gal 6:1], but I believe there has to be a better way of going about it than in-fighting and arguing. It’s not a matter of letting someone stray off the path, but about saying something in love and out of genuine concern for them, not just to be right.
This scripture just about says it all: “For 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.” 2 Cor 12:20.
In some cases, let sleeping dogs lie, but if you sincerely think someone is in serious error which could lead them down the wrong path, then say something gently. If they do not listen, then at least you’ve tried.
God Bless you all. 🙂