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Seven Cautions for Eager Polemicists


Kevind De Young put it in a nutshell what I couldn’t, but have often given some thoughts on.  Please check out the quotes below.

“Some of us never learn to let go of old battles and we never learn there are other things worth fighting for!”

Polemicists can give their opponents too much power over them.

“There are lots of people in this world and plenty of positions that really bug me.  Some of them deserve to be opposed.  Many of them deserve to be ignored.  None of them deserve to have mastery over your life.  It saddens me to see Christians who can’t seem to go a day without thinking nasty thoughts about Tim Keller, or John Piper, or Rick Warren, or the Religious Right, or Barack Obama, or Mark Driscoll, or complementarians, or homeschoolers, or TGC, or two kingdom theology, or the missional mindset, or Sovereign Grace, or megachurches, or those prickly Calvinists, or inerrantists, or your denomination, or your fundamentalist upbringing, or the church that fired you, or that one pastor who hurt you, or that one time your ex-friends were mean to you, or that school that made you wear uniforms as a kid, or whatever.  Fight the good fight in the day of battle and give the rest over to God.  The only thing worse than That Thing you oppose is what you are like when you can’t stop raging against That Thing.”

Read the whole thing here by Kevin De Young.

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3 comments on “Seven Cautions for Eager Polemicists

  1. @”None of them deserve to have mastery over your life”

    really it reminds me of this scripture

    “For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace”
    – Romans 6:14

    @”Fight the good fight in the day of battle and give the rest over to God”

    another verse reminded me

    “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses”
    – 1 Timothy 6:12

    and that faith is believing that you are righteous through Christ.
    you rest in the truth that you are righteous therefore you need not prove anything.

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    • Hi Saved By Grace 🙂

      Yes, we rest trusting in Christs’ finished work 🙂 Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Are you still planning and praying on coming to serve with us? 🙂

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      • yes, I told Jesus about that… bro, it would be an honor to work together with you for the Lord. but I have no idea how.

        mind if you send me email ?

        thegospelofgrace [et) yahoo [d] com

        I will reply to you on my personal email later when I arrive back home.

        – grace and peace

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