The Argument against Arguing (also known as the epitome of irony)


Why, as Christians, are we so apt to go and lay down theology and our beliefs on people instead of loving them. Our greatest commandment is to love  God with all our hearts, souls, and minds and the second greatest commandment is to love our neighbors as ourselves. We should love before we judge, heck we shouldn’t even judge because if we are judging others we are judging ourselves (Romans 2:1). We should be lovers of people who take up our crosses daily and follow Jesus instead of blasting the nonbelievers with our blazing rhetoric and argument.

Seems like nowadays a lot of Christians worship our beliefs instead of our God. I used to do that. I used to be so quick to judge and so quick to argue. I would have all the points and know all the scholars to go back on but I was not doing it in love and humility. How can you argue in love and humility. G.K. Chesterton once said that an argument ruins a discussion. I would have to agree. So here I put forth my point: that we stop focusing on our beliefs and begin focusing on our God. He will take care of the rest. Christianity without God is just pointless religion and has led to very bad things. Jesus came to seek and to save the lost not to argue with them and have both sides go off in a huff. So I think there should be no more arguments because they are smokescreens. We, as Christians, should focus on loving people and living like Jesus.

34And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ lend to ‘sinners,’ expecting to be repaid in full. 35But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

(Luke 6:34-36 Holman Christian Standard Version)

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5 Responses to “The Argument against Arguing (also known as the epitome of irony)”
  1. Kat says:

    Seems to me we could all take lessons from Grandmas…they are just loving and kind, sweet as pie, thrilled to see us….and everyone feels and KNOWS they are loved by them…..not very often do they wag a finger…you might see a slight shaking of the head, but it is mostly out of genuine worry for us.
    Yep, the church (and the world) could take a lesson from Grandmas……..Hmmmm…so you live long enough and this is the conclusion you draw? Love your loved ones and everyone else?…..Go figure.
    Hey I’m so new here and I don’t have any friends or followers and I have no clue how to generate traffic, if anyone feels so inclined to help!
    Thnx, Love you! 🙂

  2. Kat says:

    By the way, I’d like to “follow” your blogs, but I don’t know how?

  3. pttyann says:

    Wonderful post indeed and oh how we need to Love each other! For Love is what draws others to Jesus!

  4. akaBagucci says:

    True words bro… Rhetoric without love is just that plain cold and unfeeling.. People want a connection……

  5. capedconstablecaleb says:

    To follow my blog go down to the meta section about half way down the page and click on entries RSS for a feed that will update when my site updates.

    God is love, after all 🙂 Thanks for all the comments.

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