DISPUTING: Time wasted

argumentNever waste time debating. On one hand, there are researchers who seek truth, while on the other hand, there are also scorners looking for a fight. It’s our job to discern which a person is, and then walk away from scorners. We can have pleasurable dialogue with seekers.

“A scorner seeks wisdom, and finds it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understands. – Proverbs 14:6

“It is honorable for a man to stop striving, Since any fool can start a quarrel.” – Proverbs 20:3

“Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers”   – Romans 1:29

Do all things without grumbling or disputing”  – Phillipians 2:14

arguingThe winner of a debate is not necessarily the person who is right, but usually the person who is the more intellectual and persuasive.  Thus, debate quickly becomes less about Truth and more about ego.  We must refrain from tempting our own ego into sin.

teachingIf someone wants to learn Truth, they will pick up a book and read, so instead of spending hours in debate, instead spend the time wisely educating others who want to learn by writing out your ideas in a book, voicing your thoughts in a video, or building them out in curriculum for those who seek Truth rather than those who seek a debate through which their ego can be fed.

When it comes to arguing with others, resist the urge.  Education is a much better alternative.