Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Defending the truth with grace

No one wins an argument!

Yesterday Con Campbell spoke on 2 Timothy 2:14-26. A theme that stood out was the danger of arguments about irrelevancies (v. 16,24,25):
avoid irreverent babble.... Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness.
Con also suggested that unlike what most young (and old) men think the "youthful
passions" (v. 22) that Timothy is urged to flee is not lust but the arrogance of youth.

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