Six Reasons Not To Argue About Words and One Reason to Go Ahead and Argue

Arguing about words is forbidden in the New Testament. Not only is it wrong for us, it also destroys anyone who is listening. It ruins you and others. Yet Christians just can’t seem to stop arguing over words.

Our Savior desires us to avoid arguing over words, yet all I have to do is say, “foreknowledge is not predestination” and BOOM! You feel it coming don’t you?! An insatiable desire to have to say something about my use of words!

What should we do when faced with such a mouth-watering opportunity to chew into the flesh of another believer?

1) Remember that Christ doesn’t agree with everything you say either, yet He did not bite your face off, He suffered and died for you.

2) Remember that reason number one should be enough.

3) Seriously, it is.

4) There really are no other reasons.

5) Except maybe this, the Bible says not to argue about words.

6) There is no reason to add another point, to the believer that should be sufficient to make you stop.

7) Unless, of course, the person is blatantly wrong and you know for absolute sure that if you don’t say anything this person will go to hell because they define “foreknowledge” differently and if you remain silent it may be on your conscience until the day you die and then in eternity, by the foreknowledge of God, you will not be rewarded for standing up for truth because even God knows that when you die, all wisdom dies with you and you wasted your gift, you just wasted your gift, you buried your talent, how many more people could have gained from your wisdom that you alone have that neither Scripture nor the Spirit could explain as well as you, so in that case go ahead and argue.

2 thoughts on “Six Reasons Not To Argue About Words and One Reason to Go Ahead and Argue”

  1. So it boils down to when does a discussion become an argument?
    The word quarrel suggest that the debate gets heated at point, and there lies the problem.
    How about the word discipline, two people could have a vast difference in the definition of that word, should we have no discussion?
    Shedding light on a subject is vastly different than being quarrelsome isn’t it?

  2. I wrote all these posts at one or two sittings and they are scheduled to post on their own, one a day. I’ll get to the difference between arguing and discussing, I think.

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