Foolish and Stupid Arguments

23 Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. 2 Timothy 2:23

Arguing with someone who doesn’t see your point of view is often a waste of time. In matters related to relevant doctrine, it’s important, but if it doesn’t have eternal significance, it’s best not to engage. If the subject matter riles you up without any visible release or satisfaction, what’s the point?

In the internet age it’s easy to have heated discussions online, but again, why do it? Do I think anything I say is going to persuade someone who is as stubborn as I am over the issue? Hardly. They’ll probably dig in even further.

Discussion is one thing but getting hostile over it is quite different. If you lose your temper over their responses it might be a bad witness. Could your time be spent better doing something else? Probably. Anything would be better than getting flustered over people who will never get your point of view.

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