Cookie a day: Should Christians Debate?

15 Some men came down from Judea and began to teach the brothers: “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom prescribed by Moses, you cannot be saved!” 2 But after Paul and Barnabas had engaged them in serious argument and debate, the church arranged for Paul and Barnabas and some others of them to go up to the apostles and elders in Jerusalem concerning this controversy.

Acts 15:1-2


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Some Christians don’t like to debate (political correctness) or think that it is unBiblical. A debate for the sake of strife is wrong but for the sake of the truth is commanded in Jude 1:3. We must always defend the truth with gentleness and meekness. 

Those who love the truth will defend it and live by it. Those who don’t love the truth will allow those in error to continue on their way to destruction.

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10 thoughts on “Cookie a day: Should Christians Debate?

    1. Hey Patrick, nice to see you. I like to debate but if it starts to get real ugly, that’s the cue to end it. I think that debates are necessary so the hearer or the reader can know both sides of the argument and know why one believes what he believes and the reader can decide for himself based on the evidence presented which one is Biblical.

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  1. Yes, Spaniardviii! This passage is a testimony to the necessity of engaging in this in defense of the truth.

    1 Peter 3:15 but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;

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    1. I’m glad you understand this truth Maria. There are some Christians that believe it is unloving to engage in debate which blows my mind because even Paul debated with the Pharisees.

      By not debating is like telling the person that you don’t care if they believe in a lie, now, is that loving? You and I know the answer to that question.

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