Tuesday, May 20, 2008

On Debate - Charles Spurgeon

Satan greatly approves of our railing at each other, but God does not.

I notice, however, that, while it is true that our gracious Master was very gentle and patient with those who had real difficulties, yet he did not always answer everybody’s cavil. When the difficulty was raised for the sake of questioning and disputing, when it was mere quibbling, when the enquirer were not in earnest, and did not really wish to know the truth, he often declined to answer them. My Master has no desire to be merely victor in a debate: he did not come into the world to fight a battle of logic just for the sake of winning it.

-Charles Spurgeon-

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At Monday, May 26, 2008 3:21:00 PM, Blogger Tiffany Renee Phillips said...

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At Sunday, October 12, 2008 7:42:00 PM, Anonymous Kirby L. Wallace said...

As soon as I discern that a person is simply arguing for the sake of arguing, or simply being obstructive or distracting, I’m content to ignore them and just draw in the sand. This comment seemed to draw his ire. He insisted that as long as people were willing to debate, that we should continue to do so. And I believed no such thing.

I am more than willing, and in fact am predisposed to simply ignore someone (inside or outside of the church), or walk away from them if it becomes clear that they are not interested in knowing the truth, but are only interested in the argument – specifically their own argument. After all, there are Alexander and Hymenaeus who got the same treatment from Paul. And the Pharisees who got the same treatment from Jesus. And there are millions who got, and are getting this treatment from God Himself right up to this very day. Jesus says drop what you are doing and follow me, and then… well… nothing. You either follow or you don’t. But He’s certainly not going to chase after you. Neither am I.


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