Specifics can help avoid arguments


I observed an argument yesterday between two brothers, and one was speaking in terms of the man in question “being wrong”. Yes, what this man did was discussed, but this brother kept bringing it back to the question, “Is ______ wrong?” This question is too ambiguous and therefore leads nowhere.


“________ is wrong!” “_________ is right!” Well, what exactly and precisely is he wrong about, and what exactly is he right about?    Yes, if _____ is a typical Christian he is most likely wrong about many things, both doctrinally, in ethics, and in personal holiness, compared to the NT standard. He’s also likely to be right about many things. But if we make it clear as to the pin-point specific areas where we feel he is wrong (without automatically demonizing the man) it is more conducive to preventing a discussion escalate into an argument.


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