Many of the arguments you think are of benefit to the body of Christ are distractions sent straight from the pit of Hell! Do not fall for them! You know what the Bible says, read and ask the Holy Spirit to minister to you as you read! You have no business arguing the things of God with carnal minds and I mean this.
Remember what 1 Corinthians 2:14 says:
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”
By the grace of God, I am now able to ignore certain things. I know once in a while when controversy comes up, we need to put our spiritual convictions and Biblical truths out there but I honestly believe that dwelling on those controversies are not what God has called us to do. Have you also noticed that when you dwell on those controversies it could cause you to sin? Like anger, profanity etc. In this Christian race, discernment is essential, we are asked to judge (yes!!! I used the dreaded J word), we are asked to judge righteously.
“Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.”
John 7:24 KJV
“But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.”
1 Corinthians 2:15 KJV
“And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;”
Philippians 1:9 KJV
“Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?”
1 Corinthians 6:2-3 KJV
Many of the people who stir up these controversies that do not in anyway edify the body of Christ are satanic agents and the unfortunate thing is they will more often than not succeed in dragging down people with them. Many will forsake biblical Doctrines they once knew just because of these satanic agents. Be careful people, these last days are brutal! We underestimate how busy Satan is even when we have been warned severally in the scriptures.
In the words of Pastor Ukpabio:
The word of God is a revelation from the spirit of God. Only those with it can understand it. That’s why the Bible in the hands of an atheist or unbeliever produces silly doctrines and misguided interpretations. It’s not human Wisdom.
But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain. -Titus 3:9
A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject; -Titus 3:10
The Bible says speak once , then a second time then leave him alone. That’s why it’s important, that before having religious arguments or confrontations, say a short word of prayer and tell the Holy Spirit to open their eyes and give them understanding. This tip comes in handy when you are having one on one conversations with people as opposed to the social media controversies we see these days.
Jesus did the same thing when he was on earth, So many times when he spoke, they did not understand and he emphatically told them that:
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. -John 6:63
But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him. -John 6:64
So what he spoke was Spirit. So once it got too complicated and they could not understand because they didn’t have the Holy Spirit, Jesus opened their eyes and gave them understanding to know scriptures
Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, -Luke 24:45
I pray that God will give us the grace not to be led astray by carnally minded people who use the scriptures to make a name for themselves. I also pray that no matter how liberating, logical or empowering these false teachers sound, God should keep us steadfast in His word and service till our time is up on earth.