What does the bible say about arguing?
A lot really. And how do we keep from being involved in quarrels and arguments? Are some topics worthy of being argued?
I’m seeing a lot of controversy on Facebook lately. It will only get worse as elections get closer. With warmer weather on the way (or perhaps you already have it) there is the on going discussion of whether Christian women should wear bikinis. Or if we should wear sleeveless shirts to church. Is it okay to read some books while staying away from others or can we read what ever we want?
When is it okay to speak up? Anyone else struggle with this? I do. Is it in how we do it?
I’m opening up the discussion today. I could write the article on this topic but I want to hear what you have to say! So please share in the comment box below.
I enjoy discussion but run from conflict of any kind. When a spirit of mutual respect is in the discussion, even debate can be illuminating. Many of the saint’s dialogs in every culture include a kind of friendly debate and synthesis of ideas. But argument, with lack of respect and intention to hurt – has no place anywhere in my life, not if I can run from it!
I do not like arguing for any reason I do however love a good discussion, especially when it is a biblical topic. I am very passionate when it comes to my God and I am very certain that the bible speaks very clearly on how we are to remain pure in spirit and in life. what we watch, read & do, how we dress and present ourselves to the world is totally laid out for us in His word. I am a Mom of an 11 y/o little girl who we do not allow to wear bikinis because we believe it is not appropriate for any female to show that much of her body. We are teaching her biblical purity and the importance of saving herself for the man that God has chosen for her. Why do women see that it is ok to show so much of themselves to the world if not to entice. I could care less what others think of our decisions. The only opinion that matters is that of Gods.
I got a bit off on my previous comment forgetting that your post is in regard to what the bible says about arguing and so I found this verse that I believe explains it very clearly: So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will. (2 Timothy 2:22-26 ESV)
That is exactly the verse that prompted this post! 🙂 Well said Karen!
I elude to that scripture in Timothy about teaching others, and I remember your post “Your not my Jesus” when it comes to telling others what’s right or wrong.