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We Cannot Reason Together If…

We cannot reason together if we both begin our discussions with our views being the gospel.  Yet if we can begin our discussions with the Bible being our point of agreement and that we would agree to look at the Scriptures with exegesis and time and grace, we might could agree or at least see the other’s point of view.  I am convinced that this is why debates on Twitter or Facebook or other online sources are not the best places to debate.  Even on blogs, we don’t know each other, we don’t see each other, we don’t know if we are being understood or whether the other person is debating with a kindred spirit.  I am not saying that we there should be no debates but merely that it is likely that nothing will be accomplished unless we can sit and discuss these things face to face.

Is this why the early Church Fathers had councils?  I know that Arminius debated several through letters but even there we find a much calmer spirit than what I see in many Arminian-Calvinists debate online today.  What I find is much rhetoric, much personal attacks, many questions but few answers.

The best debate, in my opinion, is with a brother (or sister if you are a sister) who loves you and loves Jesus.

Written by The Seeking Disciple

04/25/2013 at 5:11 PM

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