Tag: authority of scripture

how does scripture direct us to respond to lies, deception, and “the ignorant talk of foolish people”?

For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. – 1 Peter 2:15-16 We live in a world where everything seems to be an argument. There is…

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You Keep Using That Word; I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means

A few days ago I scrolled through one of those “I’m right, you’re wrong” conversations on Facebook, and I was saddened to see one participant reject another viewpoint out of hand with the dismissive, derisive, “Obviously, you don’t accept the authority of scripture.” Over the years I have observed that the phrase, you don’t accept the authority…

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