Lets begin a war between the Catholics, supporters of Joel Osteen, protestants, evangelicals, pentecostal, Kenneth Hagin supporters, church of God, church of God in Christ, church of Jesus, Seventh day adventist, Southern Baptist, freewill Baptist, independent Baptist, bapticostol, non denominational, and the guys with the snakes. Then when the last guy is left standing he can stand there alone on the dead bodies of the believers he has vanquished, and congratulate himself on how right he was and how wrong they were, and wonder why the attack of the enemy is so hard on him. Especially since he himself is the good Lord's vanguard of doctrine and all.
Don't get me wrong, doctrine matters. And when we see the Antichrist we should point him out. But your brother who goes to a church with a different sign isn't the Antichrist. I must be more concerned about loving others than arguing with them in vanity to prove how much I know, and how well I can use words like hermeneutics and exegesis in a sentence.
I say we give up on dumb arguments about words and get to calling, praying for and ministering to the brothers. There is a lot of work to be done and a lot of hurting brothers. Serious men of God are too busy in the Word and helping others to be distracted by name calling over how many Angels can dance on the head of a pin. I believe we can dive into building up others, because honestly God or the devil will tear down anything built on sand.
Remind your people of this, and give them a solemn warning in God's presence not to fight over words. It does no good, but only ruins the people who listen. Keep away from profane and foolish discussions, which only drive people further away from God. But keep away from foolish and ignorant arguments; you know that they end up in quarrels. As the Lord's servant, you must not quarrel. You must be kind towards all, a good and patient teacher, gentle as you correct your opponents, for it may be that God will give them the opportunity to repent and come to know the truth. And then they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the Devil, who had caught them and made them obey his will.
2 Timothy 2:14, 16, 23-26 GNB
James Disciple Johnson
Natl President and Founder
Disciple Christian Motorcycle Club
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