Speaking to Those Who Object the Truth
How do we address someone who is believing untrue teaching? Someone who is blinded, because they are stuck in the rut of religions, brought on from denominational indoctrination? These lies can concern salvation, lifestyle, and full biblical understanding, altogether.
Here’s some instruction from God:
2 Timothy 2:24-26
And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
2 Timothy 2:15-16
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
If you address a man about biblical matters, doctrine, and what is true/right, and he takes it personal, it may be time to ask him to explain what he believes, rather than sharing information with him… Many times, people are so inbedded with doctrine, he or she may not even be able to give the “why,” concerning what they believe. Other times, people know what they believe, and why, but have never been asked to explain. Regardless, it is the duty of every saint in the Body of Christ to be willing and able to give an answer and be able to correct, with all patience, those who are wrong.
There is work to be done.
If you become discouraged, remember:
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
If a man is emotionally ramped Everytime you attempt to talk to him, move one… there’s probably more fruitful work to be endured.