Don't Argue when
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Friday, April 04, 2014
"Plant the Seed
Don't Trample It"
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Arguing or Witnessing?
What is the Point?
Defenses are up.
The Bible puts it this
When a person is imparting to another, one is the teacher and
the other the student. Witnessing is done this way as well.
When two people are trying to convince each other,
both are teachers. There are no students present. This
is an argument.
What is the point?
There is no point in teaching a teacher, unless the teacher
recognizes his or her need and opens up, thereby leaving, if only
momentarily, their teacher position and becoming a student.
Often when two teachers meet and they begin to
argue, frustration sets in. This not only entrenches the
argument in the teacher's mind, but anger is often a by-product.
Defenses are up.
The angry and frustrated person feels their position must be
defended. That loud sound you just heard was the slamming of
the heart doors and a rejection of you and your ideas. Some
have put it this way, "Do not win the argument and lose the
puts it like this:
2 Tim 2:23 But foolish and unlearned questions
avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.
2 Tim 2:24 And the servant of the Lord must not
strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
2 Tim 2:25 In meekness instructing those that
oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to
the acknowledging of the truth;
2 Tim 2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of
the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
Love is what God uses to win hearts to Himself. Every person
has a free will and God will not violate it. He uses love to
penetrate, convict and win. The Saviour expects us to do the
G. Steven Andres
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